Decision details

Amendment to Policy on Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Standards for Drivers, Vehicles and Operators

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Since the adoption of the Policy in December 2018, concessions and exemptions have been introduced to the proposed CAZ scheme resulting in a need to amend the Policy to ensure it reflects the concession where non-compliant wheelchair accessible licensed vehicles are exempt from charges until 31 December 2022.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


1)  Adopt the proposed amendment to the Policy which provides that all vehicles licensed by the Council must be (as a minimum) compliant with the terms of the Clean Air Zone and meet with its emission standards, unless they are eligible for exemptions as detailed in the CAZ scheme.


2)  Note that drivers using vehicles eligible for exemptions under and in accordance with the CAZ scheme will be exempted from enforcement action under the Policy

Reasons for the decision:

As per report.

Alternative options considered:

As per report.

Report author: Cathryn Brown

Publication date: 05/11/2020

Date of decision: 05/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/11/2020

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