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A period of consultation over some proposed changes to taxi licensing requirements in Bromsgrove District has begun.

Bromsgrove District Council’s Licensing Committee is set to consider some options relating to requirements for driver qualifications and levels of tint on vehicle windows in its latest review of taxi licensing policy.

Councillor Peter Whittaker, whose portfolio includes Regulatory Services, said: “The council keeps all its policies under review to ensure they remain fit for purpose, and as these two matters have created certain difficulties for both licence holders and the council, the Licensing Committee has decided to carry out consultation on some proposals that may address them.”

Worcestershire Regulatory Services, which delivers licensing services for the district council, has produced a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Consultation document with full details and a questionnaire to return, which is available at www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/consultations or on request on 01905 822799.

The consultation is open for responses until Friday 16th February, and all responses received will be considered by the Licensing Committee before any decisions are taken.