Agenda and minutes
Cabinet Member for Development Management and Licensing - Decision Making meetings - Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022 10.00 am
Hackney Carriage Fare Review PDF 95 KB
This report asks the Cabinet Member for Development Management and Licensing to consider approval of the urgent request submitted by the trade to review tariff 1 to 3 of the current table of fares. In addition it asks for consideration of the proposed increase of Hackney Carriage Fares, as set out in this report, for consultation.
Reporting Officer: Alison Gardner (01285 623280)
DATE OF DECISION: NO EARLIER THAN 22 JUNE 2022
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: NOON ON 21 JUNE 2022
Note: Any Member who wishes to comment on an item is requested to send those
comments (preferably by e-mail) to the Reporting Officer, copied to Democratic
Services, by the deadline identified.
Any comments received will be reported to the Decision-Maker prior to the decision(s) being taken.
Notification of Decision of the Cabinet Member for Development Management and Licensing
Present: Councillor Juliet Layton
Officers: Alison Gardner – Licensing Team Leader, Caleb Harris- Democratic Services and Wayne Smith – Democratic Services
1. Hackney Carriage Fare Review
The officer opened the meeting by provided a summary of the report to the Cabinet Member.
It was noted that the authority is responsible to review the fares, and due to a sudden increase in fuel prices, tariffs 1-3 are being reviewed.
The urgency of the situation due to rising prices means a decision to go to consultation needs to be taken.
It was outlined that if no valid objections are received within 14 days following the start of the consultation, the report recommends for it to proceed through delegated authority to the Licensing Team Leader to take effect from 15th July 2022. If there are valid objections, received within the 14 days, the matter will need to be considered further by Cabinet within two months of the first specified date (15th July 2022).
The Cabinet Member was satisfied with the approach of this decision following consultation with statutory officers upon receiving the request for a decision-meeting, and felt it was appropriate to the circumstances described.
The Cabinet Member considered the recommendations of the officer and resolved to accept recommendations a) and b) of the report.
Reason for Decision of the Cabinet Member for Development Management and Licensing
The Cabinet Member felt the decision was justified and reflected the urgent situation regarding the pressures caused by increases in fuel prices. It was also noted that the request was coming from drivers within the district, and this decision is in response to that.
Tel: 01285 623380
Date of Publication: 22 June 2022
Closing Date for Call-In: 30 June 2022 (5.00pm)
Action Embargoed until: 1 July 2022