To confirm the Council’s position to
abolish the seven predecessor authority hackney carriage zones and
operate a single hackney carriage district for North Yorkshire by
addressing a previous omission from the statutory process.
It is recommended that Executive confirms the abolition of the seven predecessor district/borough hackney carriage zones for Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby and to confirm that all provisions of the hackney carriage licensing regime be applied across the whole of the administrative area of North Yorkshire Council pursuant to paragraph 25, Schedule 14 of the Local Government Act 1972 with effect from 30 November 2023.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affect on communities;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2023
Decision due: 17 Oct 2023 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Managing our Environment
Lead director: Corporate Director of Environment
Consultation will be undertaken through a
newspaper circulating in North Yorkshire and by email to parish,
town and city councils. Any responses to the statutory notice or
this report will be conveyed to the Executive at its
Prior to the Executive meeting in February
2023 the position regarding the intention to create a single
hackney carriage zone was properly consulted upon and follows the
Department of Transport’s Best Practice Guidance. Members of
the Executive considered all the relevant responses prior to
resolving to operate a single hackney carriage zone.
In accordance with paragraph 25 of Schedule 14 to the Local Government Act 1972, a notice must be:
(a) given by the local authority in question of their intention to pass the resolution given by advertisement in two consecutive weeks in a local newspaper circulating in their area; and
(b) served, not later than the date on which the advertisement is first published, on the council of every parish or community whose area, or part of whose area, is affected by the resolution or, in the case of a parish so affected but not having a parish council (whether separate or common), on the chairman of the parish meeting.