Decision details

Decision details

Policy on Hackney Carriage Quantity Control - Unmet Demand Survey

Decision Maker: General Purposes Licensing Committee, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Council considered a report of the Head of Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety submitted to the General Purposes Licensing Committee on 14 May 2019 asking for consideration of the recommendations in the “Unmet Demand Survey” report (2018) and agree the Policy on Hackney Carriage Quantity Control.


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


Council resolved to:

1.            to note that there is currently no significant unmet demand for the services of Hackney Carriage Vehicles; and therefore

2.            to maintain the Council’s Policy of Hackney Carriage Quantity Control and the current quota of 107 Hackney Carriage Vehicle licences; and

3.            that a further “Unmet Demand survey” be commissioned in 2021, subject to any changes to relevant legislation.


Report author: Richard Masters

Publication date: 09/08/2019

Date of decision: 22/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 22/07/2019 - Council

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