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Amendment to Emission Standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles

Meeting: 22/07/2019 - Council (Item 26)

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The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety submitted a report recommending amendment to the emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority to the General Purposes Licensing Committee on 8 July 2019.

 

The Committee resolved to accept the recommendations in the report. The minutes of this meeting are availablehere.

 

Councillor Clarkson, the Chair of the Committee, will present the report.

 

Recommendation: the General Purposes Licensing  Committee recommends that Council :

 

approve, as set out in the report, the amendment to the approved emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council considered a report of the Head of Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety submitted to the General Purposes Licensing Committee on 8 July 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 approve, as set out in the report, the amendment to the approved emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority.


Meeting: 08/07/2019 - General Purposes Licensing Committee (Item 13)

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The Head of Regulatory Services and Community Safety has submitted a report to recommend amendment to the emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority.

 

Recommendation: That the General Purposes Licensing  Committee resolves to:

 

1.    Approve the recommended amendment to the approved emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority; and

2.    Agree that such proposals be recommended to Council for adoption.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Regulatory Services and Community had submitted a report to recommend amendment to the emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this authority.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the report which proposed that the transition from age limits to emissions based standards begins sooner than previously agreed (January 2020). The proposal had been initiated by the local taxi trade  and would mean that  investment in vehicles with lower emissions levels could take place sooner than would otherwise be the case and, thus, allow more time to recover the cost of investment.

 

The General Purposes Licensing Committee resolved to:

 

1.Approve the recommended amendment to the approved emission standards for Hackney Carriage Vehicles licensed by this Authority; and

2.Agree that such proposals be recommended to Council for adoption.