Decision details

West Suffolk Council Taxi and Private Hire Conditions Policy Handbook: review summary

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider proposals for WAVs and the outcomes of the Zones Review which relate to taxi drivers licensed by West Suffolk Council. The proposals have been subject to public consultation and having taken responses into account, are now presented to Cabinet for approval. These, together with other minor amendments, will be presented as part of the revised West Suffolk Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Policy.




That, as detailed in Report number: CAB/WS/22/035, the following changes to the West Suffolk Council Taxi and Private Hire Conditions Policy Handbook be approved:


1.   merge the two taxi zones into one single zone

2.   remove all wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) requirements for hackney carriage vehicle (HCV) licensees

3.   set maximum age limit for a vehicle at 15 years          


Report author: Jennifer Eves

Publication date: 21/07/2022

Date of decision: 19/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/07/2022

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