Consultation on changes to taxi licensing conditions

Gedling Borough Council is proposing to make changes to the conditions relating to driver and operator licences. Changes to the Hackney Carriage vehicle licence conditions are also been proposed. At the meeting of the Environment and Licensing Committee on Tuesday 11th September 2018 the following changes were approved for consultation.

In summary the changes include:

  •  3 or 5 year licence holders who fail to attend any of the 12 month period declarations will
    risk having their licence suspended. In order to reflect this the Hackney Carriage and
    Private Hire Driver Conditions, and the Private Hire Operator Conditions are to be
    amended to include authority to suspend the licence after giving a 7 day notice period.
    The licence will be suspended until the declaration has been fully completed.


  • The Statement of Policy and Guidelines for the consideration of Applications for HackneyCarriage / Private Hire Drivers and Private Hire Operators are also to be amended to recognise the authority to suspend the licence should a 3 or 5 year licence holder fail to attend any of the 12 month period declarations.


  • Hackney Carriages are to have a roof sign affixed to the vehicle at all times. The
    Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence Conditions are to be amended to clarify when a roof
    sign is to be in position and on display on the Hackney Carriage.


The consultation will run until 10 October 2018 and any comments should be addressed by post to: Kevin Nealon, Gedling Borough Council, Public Protection Service, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottinghamshire NG5 6LU.


Committee Report

Appendix A - Amendment to conditions

Appendix B - 12 and 24 month changes to policy table