There is a requirement that all Local Authorities publish a Statement of licensing Policy which should be reviewed at least every 5 years. The proposed draft Policy follows a lengthy consultation by the Department for Transport who have issued Statutory Guidance on taxi, Private hire and Operator licences.
Wakefield Council has a number of existing Policies in respect of Taxi and Private Hire licences, and the new draft Policy seeks to consolidate existing policies whilst adding and amending other areas of policy as a result of the Department for Transport Statutory Regulations.
Please find attached the draft policy and below a link to our survey which we invite you to complete. The consultation will close on the 5th February 2021.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.