Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles are an important mode of local transport, and as such, have a specific role to play in an integrated transport system. They are able to provide safe, secure and comfortable transport, providing an on-request door-to-door service in various circumstances, including where public transport may not be available (e.g. in very rural areas), or for those with mobility difficulties. 

The aim of the Policy is to regulate the provision of a robust taxi and private hire licensing system, which ensures that the public travel safely, receive a good level of service and drivers and operators are not overly burdened by unnecessary conditions.

Hackney Carriage (Taxi) and Private Hire Policy
This policy will guide the us whilst carrying out its Licensing functions in respect of Hackney carriages and Private Hire vehicles.