Policy Development Panel Civic Licensing (Taxi Trade) Agenda - 11 February 2022, 11:00 Help

A meeting to be held at Remote at 11:00 on 11 February 2022.

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The remit of the Policy Development Panel is to consider all matters relating to the taxi trade.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the potential changes to the vehicle specification/ operator categories having regard to the Council's commitment to Climate Change.

The meeting will comprise of the second of two evidence sessions with key stakeholders looking at the decarbonisation of the taxi fleet.

The agenda will be:-
1Summary of Evidence Sessions held on : 9 November 2021 (Accessibility) & 10 December 2021 (Electrification of the Fleet)

Matters arising from those sessions.
2Open discussion in facilitation of forming proposals relating to composition of Taxi & Private Hire Car Fleet and Alignment of Operator Categories

All proposals will be considered with due regard to:

Economic viability of the trade (affordability)
The Council's obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of vehicles that are accessible)
The Council's Climate Change obligations

Briefing Paper in relation to these considerations
3Agreement of Proposals for consultation with Taxi Forum and timetable to present recommendations to the Executive.

Proposals will be tabled during the meeting following consideration of evidence discussed during the previous item.
4Consideration of agreement to formally close the work of the Policy Development Panel
This meeting will be held in private.