This consultation is open. The final date for feedback is Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Following updates to the Policy in November last year, it has been deemed necessary to clarify a few points and to make some further, relatively minor changes. The main alterations relate to clarification over driver standards assessments, vehicle compliance tests (which has been amended effectively to not require such tests for vehicles under 4 years of age) and reviewing the policy relating to seasonal Hackney Carriage vehicles following the livery change last year. There are however, some other alterations and you are encouraged, therefore, to look at the whole policy document.

In order to assist in locating each change within the Policy, the following key has been used:

Document Key
Yellow highlighted = addition
Red strike through = deletion

Taxi Policy (Draft)
Hackney Carriage (Taxi) and Private Hire Licensing Policy Consultation Document

Today marks the start of a 6 week consultation during which any comments on the Policy are welcomed.

or by email to

or alternatively write to:

Licensing Section
Torbay Council
Castle Circus

All comments must arrive by the closing date which is 5pm on Wednesday 2nd October 2019, with the final draft Policy being presented to Licensing Committee later in October 2019.