North Northamptonshire Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy and Conditions

Closed 27 Jul 2022

Opened 1 Jun 2022


North Northamptonshire Council is reviewing its policies in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing, as it is currently operating under the four former sovereign council policies and conditions in respective areas of North Northamptonshire.

A draft policy and conditions have been formulated by combining the four sovereign policies and conditions as far as possible, whilst incorporating relevant updated guidance and statutory requirements. 

Due to the complex nature of combining and updating four separate policies and licensing conditions, it is not possible to map existing changes from the previous policies to the new draft one.

As such, this consultation has been devised to permit the widest possible scope of responses, as we want to implement a new policy and conditions which fairly balances the interests of all parties and stakeholders, whilst maintaining appropriate standards.

You can find copies of the draft policy and the appendices at the bottom of the page.

Due to the scope of this consultation it has been set up to be managed via electronic media. However, should anyone require paper copies of any documentation, please contact to arrange this.

The consultation is running for 8 weeks from 1st June 2022 to 27th July 2022.

Responses can only be accepted in writing and must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date above. Late responses will not be accepted.

All responses should be returned to: marked with the subject header titled “Taxi Consultation response”.

Or by post to:

North Northamptonshire Council, Sheerness House, 41 Meadow Road, Kettering, NN16 8TL. Please mark the envelope to Kettering Licensing - Taxis.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice.

What happens next

The process for consultation, review and implementation of the amended policies is outlined below:

Consultation for 8 week period;

Consultation responses considered, amendments made where appropriate and draft report compiled for Licensing and Audit Committee; Recommendations from Licensing and Audit Committee to Full Council;

Proposed amendments and draft policies considered by Full Council;.

Policy ratified by Full Council;

New policies and conditions of licensing come into force


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