Draft Statement of Taxi Licensing Policy

Closed 8 Nov 2021

Opened 6 Aug 2021


Eastleigh Borough Council is producing a Statement of Taxi Licensing Policy in response to the Department for Transport (DFT) statutory guidance on taxi and private hire standards. The policy sets out a general approach to making licensing decisions.

The policy relates to the licensing of:

  • Hackney carriages
  • Hackney carriage drivers
  • Private hire vehicles
  • Private hire drivers
  • Private Hire Operators

Currently each area has its own set of policies and conditions. The exception being hackney carriage drivers as legislation prevents conditions being applied to their licences, however there is still policy that applies to them.

In drafting the Statement of Taxi Licensing Policy, the current set of policies and conditions have been reviewed to bring them in line with the Department for Transport guidance and also to address matters raised through consultation with the taxi trades in the Borough of Eastleigh.

We are now consulting on this draft Taxi Licensing Policy (documents listed below) and welcome feedback from all residents, businesses & partners on these proposals. Now is your opportunity to have your say.

What happens next

Once the consultation has closed, all the feedback with be analysed and considered before a final decision is made.