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Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy Consultation

Consultation 3 October to 27 November 2017

We are proposing to make changes to our taxi and private hire licensing policy and would like to know what you think.

The last revision of the taxi licensing policy took place in 2008 and this review of the existing policy is aimed at ensuring continued access to a reliable, safe, modern taxi fleet.

We would now like to hear what local communities think of the proposed changes in addition to the drivers and vehicle owners. 

Anyone wishing to make a formal representation about the draft policy must email or write to:

Taxi Licensing
Windsor House
Plymouth, PL6 5UF

Comments must be received by 27 November 2017  

You can also record your views by completing the consultation response form below and emailing it to us at

 Consultation response form [Word, 112KB]

Thank you for taking part in this consultation.

Consultation meeting

If you would like to discuss the proposed changes in person, please come along to the drop in session on:

Monday 6 November 2017, 10am to 2pm, The Drakes Room, Lower Guildhall, Plymouth Guildhall

Key policy changes

 Summary of the main changes [PDF, 292KB]

Consultation documents

 Licensing Policy 2017 consultation [PDF, 372KB]

 Guidance on relevance of convictions and conduct [PDF, 308KB]

 Code of good conduct [PDF, 146KB]

 Wheelchair and assistance dogs exemption guidelines [PDF, 117KB]

 Spoken English assessment test procedure [PDF, 102KB]

 Penalty point scheme [PDF, 174KB]

 CCTV specification policy [PDF, 151KB]