25th January 2019
22nd February 2019
Last year, Shropshire Disability Network submitted a “collective” response to Shropshire Council on their proposed changes to Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy. Many individuals as well as organisations also responded to the consultation. Shropshire Council have now provided updates and are seeking further responses. This consultation opened on Friday 25th January 2019 and will close on Friday 22nd February 2019.
The existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy came into effect from 1 April 2015. The policy requires updating to reflect the council’s priorities and outcomes for 2019 to 2023, in particular in relation to protecting people from harm, promoting health and managing the environment. In addition, ongoing improvements in licensing practices and procedures need to be embedded within the policy to further strengthen the application process and simplify this where possible, whilst maintaining the foundations for robust enforcement to continue to increase compliance across the hackney carriage and private hire trade.
An initial consultation in respect of the proposed policy was undertaken over a ten-week period from 25 June 2018 to 2 September 2018. Responses to the initial consultation were considered.
The feedback received has been used to inform the draft of the revised policy as set out at item 5 – appendix B of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee held on 23 January 2019. of this link.
On 23 January 2019 the Strategic Licensing Committee resolved that a further period of consultation on the revised policy would run for a four-week period from 25 January 2019 to 4pm on 22 February 2019.
A copy of the full report considered by the Strategic Licensing Committee can be found item 5 of the agenda of the Strategic Licensing Committee meeting held on 23 January 2019. of this link.
Click here to download a link of the new proposals: Proposed Additional Consultation Relating to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy
Click this link for details of how to respond to the new proposals: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/hackney-carriage-and-private-hire-licensing-policy-further-updates/