Changes To Derby's Taxis Will Go To Public Consultation

January 18, 2019 1:00 PM

On 17th January the City Council's Licensing Committee unanimously agreed to a 90 day public consultation on its proposed strategy for Derby's taxi and private hire vehicles to have lower exhaust emissions and to have an age limit on vehicles.

At the committee, Cllr Ruth Skelton made the Lib Dem position clear. She said, "I very much welcome a 90 consultation period. There is plenty to discuss and investigate. Some issues have already been raised by the taxi trade and they need careful consideration. Lib Dems want to see Council officers and the taxi trade work through the issues and come to a mutually agreed position as to what should happen. Practical and affordable solutions are needed.

Ruth continued, "We encourage people to take part in the consultation and in the events that the Council will be arranging. The more people that fill in questionnaires and go to consultation events, the better. I fully expect that changes will be made to the draft strategy as a result of the consultation responses. The draft strategy is the starting point for discussion."

The consultation is likely to start in February.