We are responsible for licensing hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, hackney carriage and private hire drivers and private hire operators within this district. 

Our hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy applies to all drivers, vehicles and operators and is a document that fully explains the council's licensing requirements for all parties.  The policy is now due for review and a number of changes have been proposed to reflect current practices, legislation changes and updated statutory guidance.  

Before determining this policy statement we are consulting with a wide range of organisations and individuals with an interest in taxi licensing. 

We would be extremely grateful if you could please take the time to consider our draft hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy and take part in the consultation process

All comments will be considered as part of the review and in preparation of the final policy document.