Decision details

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Conditions Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This item was deferred at the Cabinet meeting held on 21/07/20 – see Decisions Notice from that meeting regarding the reasons for deferral.


The Cabinet will be asked to consider proposed changes to the West Suffolk Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Conditions Policy Handbook. These proposals are based upon feedback received from public consultation and feedback from the industry.





1.       the maintaining of a two-zone system for hackney carriages in West Suffolk, be approved with a further review being undertaken within two years.


2.       The removal of the livery requirement for zone A (former Forest Heath) hackney carriages be approved, and a requirement for private hire vehicles not be introduced.


3.       The revised policy, as contained in Appendix A, which includes the proposals summarised in paragraphs 6.16 to 7.3 of Report number: CAB/WS/20/056, be approved.


4.       The inclusion of changes introduced by new national safety standards, as set out in section 4 of Report number: CAB/WS/20/056, be agreed.


5.       Delegated authority be given to the Assistant Director (Planning and Regulatory) to make any future minor amendments to the Policy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Regulatory.

Report author: David Collinson

Publication date: 24/09/2020

Date of decision: 22/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/10/2020

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