Licensing Policies

See also: Information on applying for a licence

Review of Policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers

In accordance with section 57 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Council requires an applicant for a licence to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle to submit such information as considered necessary to determine whether a licence should be granted. As such, applicants are required to submit a valid driving licence and paper counterpart which will display any endorsements the applicant may have. From January 2015, the DVLA will no longer issue the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence and will instead provide an online service for local authorities to check an applicants driving history.

The Councils Policy for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Drivers has been revised to reflect these changes and to allow the team to gain explicit consent from applicants to access their driving records.

The draft policy is now available for consultation and you are invited to view the policy and make comment on it if you wish to do so.

Any comments or observations must reach the Licensing Team by close of business on 16th January 2015. After this date, the draft policy and any comments will be presented to Regulatory Committee for consideration.

Date: 21 November 2014

Draft Policy for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers

Policy Amendments
 icon Policy Amendments.pdf (10.58k)
Last modified: 21/11/2014 10:48:43

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Policy

Private Hire Vehicle Policy

Pavement Cafe Policy
 icon Pavement Cafe Policy - Published Oct 2011.pdf (67.96k)
Last modified: 21/10/2011 15:38:58

Statement of Licensing Policy
In accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 the Licensing Authority is required to review its Licensing Policy every three years and, before determining the Policy, must consult with a wide variety of individuals and businesses who may have an interest in licensed premises within their area, or may represent such a business or residents in its area.

Redcar and Clevelands Borough Council's was approved by Borough Council on the 23 December 2010.

Gambling Policy
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is the Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005 . The Council is responsible for granting premises licences in the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland in respect of a number of premises which were formerly licensed by the Magistrates Courts, along with a number of premises which are redefined by the Gaming Act 2005.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the Council to prepare and publish a "Statement of Licensing Policy" that sets out the policies that the Council will generally apply to promote the Licensing Objectives when making decisions on applications made under the Act.

This Statement of Principles has been prepared having regard to the provisions of the Guidance issued by the Gambling Commission and the licensing objectives of the Gambling Act 2005.
The policy came into effect on the date of adoption by the Council and will be reviewed as necessary, and at least every three years from the date of adoption.


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