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Proposal to consult on an intended use policy for taxis

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Overview

Some licensing authorities across the UK have been experiencing a high number of applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicle licences, and Joint Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver licences from applicants who live in different local authorities to the one in which they are applying to.

The principle of local control is important and a licensing authority will set out its regime to ensure that its statutory obligations to provide a service are met, whilst being proportionate to local conditions and supporting a viable fleet within the authority, with the understanding that such vehicles and drivers will trade primarily within that area.

The proposal

This proposal will primarily affect applicants for new hackney carriage licences; applicants will be expected to demonstrate a bona fide intention to ply for hire within the administrative area of Bridgend County Borough Council under the terms of the licence for which an application is being made.

There will be a presumption that applicants who do not intend to entirely or predominantly ply for hire within Bridgend County Borough will not be granted a hackney carriage licence authorising them to do so. Each application will be decided on its merits.

How to respond

This consultation period will begin on the 9 December 2016 and close on the
9 January 2017. You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:

Contact

Licensing and Registration Section

Bridgend County Borough Council
Website: Online form
Telephone: 029 20871022
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Consultation

Projected timetable for procedure and proposal implementation:

The consultation timetable.
Activity Date
Response deadline 9 January 2017
Final report published 6 February 2017
Potential implementation 14 March 2017

This consultation is now closed

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by clicking here to join our Citizens’ Panel.

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