Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing Policy

Purpose of the consultation

Introduction and Background


Councils are required to assess air quality in their area and where levels of pollutants are being exceeded or likely to be exceeded in the future are required to produce an action plan to improve air quality.

Levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Coventry resulted in a city wide Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) being declared in 2009. Nitrogen Dioxide is produced by burning fuel in air, the major sources of which are domestic and commercial heating, air travel and road vehicles. Subsequently consideration is being given to changes required to current policy regarding the licensing of hackney carriage and private hire taxis to address the negative environmental impact that an ageing taxi fleet has, and the need to improve air quality in the city.

The changes proposed are to move away from the current age based vehicle licensing policy in place in Coventry, to one which focuses specifically on vehicle emissions.


The survey is here


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Paper versions are also available at: Taxi Licensing Office, Whitley Depot, 259 London Road, Coventry, CV3 4AR

Contact for this survey is:


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