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Amendments to the Hackney Carraige and Private Hire Policy
Mrs Lorraine Neale, the Senior Licensing Officer presented her report on the proposed public consultation on the draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy which would run for 6 weeks.
Neale highlighted the changes made to procedures and processes
since the Policy was first published.
In response to questions from Members, Officers responded that:-
Taxi Operators must either have their premises or
home address in the borough.
The Council would not grant a licence to an operator
whose premises are located outside the borough of Maidstone unless
they had renewed prior to the adoption of the policy under
‘grandfather rights’ provided that the conditions of
the licence are fully met and the licence is not allowed to
That the driving assessment test replaced the DSA
practical taxi test and wheelchair test or the KCC transport test
and has been developed for Maidstone specifically.
The Committee agree a 6 week consultation on
amendments to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing
Policy which came into effect on 8th December
The draft amended policy along with the results and
feedback from the 6 week consultation be reported to the Committee
at its June meeting.
The Head of Housing and Community Services make
amendments agreed at this Committee in respect of the driving
assessment being Maidstone approved and amending the paragraph on
page 77 to make it clear that a spare tyre is not mandatory and
that delegated authority be given to make any minor amendments to
the Policy in consultation with the Chairman and