Decision details

Application for the Grant of a Hackney Carriage and a Private Hire Vehicle Driver's Licence (Cttee Ref: LR01-19/20)

Decision Maker: Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Application by Mr Christopher Anthony Graves for the Grant of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Driving Licences


The Licensing Officer addressed the Committee and presented a report asking the Sub-Committee to consider an application for the grant of both a Hackney Carriage and a Private Hire Vehicle Drivers’ License.


The applicant then presented their case, and responded to questions raised by members of the Sub-Committee before making a closing statement.


Note – The Sub-Committee passed a resolution to adjourn the meeting to exclude the applicant, in making its decision, pursuant to Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 by virtue of the paragraph indicated:-


Paragraph 5 – Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.


The Sub-Committee, supported by the Interim Lead Legal, Democracy and Governance Specialist and the Legal Governance and Democracy Specialist, then withdrew to consider the circumstances put forward and subsequently reconvened to deliver the decision.


Having heard the facts of the case, having had regard to the Council’s policy, and guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Licensing and having heard the representations made by the applicant, the Sub-Committee considered the circumstances put forward and


RESOLVED – That the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold both a Hackney Carriage Driver’s Licence and a Private Hire Vehicle Driver’s Licence and that they be granted a licence subject to conditions set out by the Interim Lead Legal, Governance and Democracy Specialist.

Report author: Tony Houlihan

Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 14/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/06/2019 - Licensing Regulatory Sub-Committee

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