Licensing consultation regarding the Council's guidelines relating to the relevance of convictions and other relevant information

​This consultation is now closed.

The Council is reviewing its policy guidance on convictions and other relevant information in relation to hackney carriage and private hire licensing. This policy provides guidance to the Licensing Committee and its Sub-Committee on the criteria to be taken into account when determining whether or not an applicant is fit and proper to be licensed or continue to be licensed as a driver, vehicle proprietor or operator. Whilst criminal convictions will play a significant part in the Licensing Authority’s determination, the Council will also take into account other factors such as demeanour, general character, non-criminal behaviour, driving ability and other relevant information supplied by the Police or other agency.

We would welcome your views on the policy, along with any changes or additions you would like to see made to it.

Please send any comments via post, telephone or email. All responses received before the 21 August will be included in the report to Licensing Committee who will be considering this matter on the on the 12 September (public meeting).

The guidelines, once decided upon, will form a part of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy for Hackney carriages, private hire vehicles, drivers, and private hire vehicle operators.

If you have any questions or queries on this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Team for further information:

Please note

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation.  Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or gender identity.  Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.

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