Issue details

Temporary amendments to the South Kesteven District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

The decision, as set out in the attached documents, has been made to support the continued provision of the licensing function during the Covid-19 pandemic response. The decision temporarily amends South Kesteven District Council’s Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant 2 wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/03/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Council is responding to the Covid-19 outbreak and needs to ensure that arrangements are place to enable the continued delivery of the licensing function during that period. The impact of the virus cannot easily be predicted, therefore it is important for the Council to make sure appropriate arrangements are in place to deliver its services. This means that it is not possible to give 28 days' prior notification of the decision, nor wait for the expiration of the call-in period.

Decision due: 24 March 2020 by The Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Transformation

Lead member: Councillor Kelham Cooke, The Leader of the Council

Lead director: Strategic Director Commercial and Operations

Contact: Anne-Marie Coulthard, Head of Environmental Email: Tel: 01476 40 63 19.


As this decision has been made under special urgency provisions, the Chairman of the Enviornment Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been consulted, together with the Chairman of the Council, who has confirmed that she is happy that there should be no call-in period attached to this decision.