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Sent: 10 June 2022 17:41
To: John Littlemore <>
Subject: Age of PHV

Dear John

Would it be in your power to allow cars registered as PHVís for the first time to be 3 years old to the plate and not date of registration. For example now is a 22 plate and we would like to register 19 plate vehicles.

More often than not cars are released to the market on their 3 Rd birthday so itís nearly impossible to get cars under 3 years old. So in September for instance the plate changes to 72 so we would then only be able to register 69 registered cars. New cars have up to a 1 year wait.

As you maybe aware there is a shortage of new and used cars and this limited change which will give a few months of grace will help the trade massively. We are happy with the mileage situation and feel it would not impact the standards of service in Maidstone. If you could act quickly this would really help alleviate current problems.

If this is not possible we would like to put this idea to the next licensing committee.

Finally we would like to thank you and your team for all the help with the testing changes which are now taking effect in a positive way.

Kind Regards

John Iandolo

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From: John Littlemore <>
Sent: 13 June 2022 13:37
Subject: RE: Age of PHV

Hello John

Thank you for your email and the feedback on the testing.

The suggestion you have made would require an amendment to the Councilís policy, which will have to be agreed by the Licensing Committee.

Unfortunately we are too late to bring this to the next meeting, which is this Thursday 16th June 2022. The next scheduled meeting is on the 15th September 2022 and I would be happy to discuss its inclusion with the new Chair for the agenda on that date.


Thank you


John Littlemore

Head of Housing & Community Services

Housing, Licensing, Environmental Health,

Community Partnerships & Community Protection

Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ