Issue details

Hackney Carriage Zones

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

Contact: Gareth Bentley, Head of Licensing email:

Consultation process

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 meeting.


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.


Agenda items


  • Hackney Carriage Zones