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We are responsible for the regulation of hackney carriage (taxis) and private hire services within the district. 

Following a public consultation during the early half of 2017, when we consulted with a wide range of organisations and individuals with an interest in taxi licensing, our hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy was adopted by Full Council on the 27 July 2017. 

We're not legally required to adopt a hackney carriage and private hire licensing policy, because it is not a statutory policy, but this is good practice.

The policy sets out our approach to issuing hackney carriage licences, private hire licences and carrying out enforcement and is also intended to:

  • assist the licensing authority in determining licence applications
  • inform and advise applicants
  • inform and advise residents and businesses
  • inform a court at appeal

We keep this policy statement under constant review and if any revisions are made we will publish a statement of these revisions or a revised policy statement.