Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation

This consultation has now closed, and this page will be removed on March 1, 2018. We will keep the original content below online until then. Thank you for your interest.

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Bromsgrove District Council’s policies on the licensing of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, operators and drivers are contained within the council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook.  The current version of this document was approved by the Licensing Committee with effect from 1 April 2016.

The council keeps all its policies under review to ensure they remain fit for purpose and will consider amendments when appropriate. 

There are two particular areas in the existing policies that have created difficulties for licence holders and the council since the current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Handbook was approved.  These are:

  1. The requirement for those issued licences to drive hackney carriage and/or private hire vehicles to obtain an NVQ Level 2 in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving
  2. The requirements relating to the level of tint that is acceptable on the windows of hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.

In light of the difficulties being experienced, the Licensing Committee has decided to carry out consultation on some proposals that may address the problems that have arisen.

Here is the consultation document including a questionnaire. Please use it to give your thoughts and feedback on the proposals under consideration. Once complete, please return it by email or post using these contact details, with the subject line “Bromsgrove Taxi Consultation”.

This consultation will be open for responses until Friday 16th February 2018 and all responses received will be given consideration by the council’s Licensing Committee before any decisions about whether to implement any of the proposals are taken.