Taxi Licensing Consultation

Our Taxi Licensing Policy needs to be updated because:

  • a 5 year review of the Policy was due
  • the Department for Transport has new statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards which need to be included

Changes to the Taxi Licensing Policy were discussed at the Council's Policy and Resources Committee on 14 October 2021. It was decided to consult with the licensed taxi trade and other interested organisations and people about the proposed changes.

Draft Taxi Licensing Policy

To read the report that was submitted to the Policy and Resources Committee together with the draft Taxi Licensing Policy and proposed actions and updates, go to:

Policy and Resources Committee meeting - 14 October

and read the following documents:

  • Item 12 - the report submitted to the Policy and Resources Committee
  • Appendix 1 - the proposed actions and updates made to the policy from the Department of Transport’s Vehicle Standards 
  • Appendix 2 - the proposed actions and updates made to the policy following the 5 year review of our policy
  • Appendix 3 - the draft policy with the updates outlined in appendix 1 and 2
  • Appendix 4 - the Department of Transport’s Statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards

  We are particularly interested in your views about the requirement that all vehicles have working cctv.

How to tell us what you think

The consultation is open now, and finishes on Friday 3 December at 5pm. 

If you use taxis (hackney carriages or private hire), work in the taxi trade or are involved in the industry in any way, tell us what you think about the proposed Taxi Licensing Policy by emailing taxi.licensing@pendle.gov.uk.

The policy will also be submitted to the Taxi Licensing Committee on 18 November 2021 for discussion. 

Results of the consultation

The results of the consultation will be submitted back to the Policy and Resources Committee for consideration.