Agenda item

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing - Individual Cases

Report of the Chief Licensing Officer.



*(NOTE: The report at item 5 in the above agenda is not available to the public and press because it contains exempt information described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended))







The Chief Licensing Officer submitted details in respect of four cases relating to hackney carriage and private hire licensing.




The licence holder in Case No.48/23 did not attend the hearing.




The licence holder in Case No.49/23 did not attend the hearing and the case was considered in his absence.




The applicant in Case No.53/23 attended the hearing with a representative and they both addressed the Sub-Committee.




The applicant in Case No.52/23 attended the hearing and addressed the Sub-Committee.




RESOLVED: That, after consideration of the information contained in the case papers, and the information now reported and, where relevant, circulated either prior to the meeting, but after publication of the agenda, or at the meeting, the cases now submitted be determined as follows:-




Case No.

Licence Type








Review of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Defer consideration of the case until 4th April, to give the licence holder the opportunity to attend a hearing to present his case.







Review of a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Immediately revoke the licence under Section 61 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, as amended by Section 52 of the Road Safety Act 2006, on the grounds that the Sub-Committee considers the licence holder to be an immediate and ongoing risk to the public.







Application for a Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Driver’s Licence

Grant a licence for three years as applied for, but the applicant be issued with a written warning with regard to his future conduct, such warning to remain live for the term of the licence.







Application to extend a Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

Extend the licence until 4th June 2023, on the grounds that the applicant has provided sufficient evidence to convince the Sub-Committee that there are exceptional reasons to deviate from the current policy on the age limit of vehicles.