Decision details

Decision details

Licensed Vehicles Emission Standards

Decision Maker: General Purposes Licensing Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Councillor Malik having declared this item related to his disclosable pecuniary interests, withdrew from the council chamber for the duration of this item.

 

Council considered the report of the Head of Community Services and the recommendation from the General Purposes Committee to introduce emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles:

 

Date From

Renewal HCV Applications

New HCV Applications:

1st January 2020

All HCV must meet EURO 4 emission standard

All HCV must meet EURO4, EURO 6 or ULEV emission standard

(EURO 5 vehicles will not be considered to meet this standard)

1st January 2022

All HCV must meet EURO 4 emission standard

All HCV must meet ULEV standard, or at least Euro 4 if replacing an existing Euro 4, Euro 5 or Euro 6 due to the vehicle being written off by an insurance company or is a temporary courtesy vehicle due to repairs

1st January 2025

All HCV must meet ULEV standard

All HCV must meet ULEV standard

 

and amend the vehicle age limit for Private Hire Vehicles licensed by this Authority:

vehicle age limit for first licensing of new Low and Ultra Low Emission Private Hire Vehicles to the following “The maximum age for a new Private Hire Vehicle to obtain a license is “less than five years of age” or “less than seven years of age for Alternative Fuel Type Vehicles (Tax Code TC59 definition), OR petrol vehicles (TC 48 definition) OR diesel vehicles (TC 49 definition AND meeting the RDE2 standard), that also produce CO2 emission figures of 110g/km or less as displayed in the DVLA V5 Vehicle Registration Certificate.”

 

Councillor Clarkson, Chair of the General Purposes Licensing Committee, moved the recommendations which were agreed on being seconded and put to the vote.

 

Council resolved to:

1.    approve the recommended option (set out in the report and above) for the introduction of new emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority;

2.    approve the recommended amendment to vehicle age criteria(set out in the report and above)  for licensing of new Low and Ultra Low Emission Private Hire Vehicles.

 

 

Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 13/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Council

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