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This consultation is Closed

Consultation Open 01 January 2024 to 26 January 2024

Nottingham City Council has a limit on the number of Hackney Carriage Vehicle licences that it will issue to 420. Currently only 205 of these licences have been issued.

An unmet demand survey was conducted by a specialist company between September 2022 and February 2023. On street pedestrian survey work occurred in November 2022. Video rank observations occurred in mid-October 2022 once the universities were back in full term-time operation. Licensed vehicle driver opinions and operating practices were obtained by an all-driver on-line survey available from August 2022 to the end of October 2022. Key stakeholders were consulted throughout the period of the survey. The conclusion of the Survey Report was as follows:

"Drawing on all the evidence within this report, there is no evidence of any unmet demand which could be counted significant in terms of Section 16 of the 1985 Transport Act.

The fleet is providing a good level of service to the public and covers the city centre well both spatially and temporally".

The Council is therefore satisfied that even with the reduced number of licensed vehicles there is still no significant unmet demand. 

The Regulatory & Appeals Committee feels that the current policy should therefore be reviewed with a view to reducing the number of hackney carriage licences issued to 250  and it has recommended that a period of consultation should be undertaken to get the views of stakeholders and members of the public.

If you would like to comment on the proposal, please send your comments to taxi.licensing@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and add "for John Davis" in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can write to us at;

Taxi Consultation
Central Police Station
Byron House
Maid Marian Way