Decision details

Unmet Demand Survey for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) outlining the conclusions of the Hackney Carriage Unmet Demand Study 2019 undertaken by LVSA (Licenced Vehicles Surveys and Assessments) on behalf of this Authority.




That the current entry control policy and a limit of 276 hackney carriage licenced vehicles is maintained and approved.


Reasons for Decision


That the Unmet Demand Survey 2019 has identified that there is NO evidence of significant unmet demand for hackney carriages in Southend.


Other Options


The Unmet Demand Survey 2019 report provides for this Authority to consider other options including agreeing to issue any number of additional plates as it sees fit, either in one allocation or a series of allocations OR to remove the numerical restriction currently in place.


Note: This is a Council Function
Referred direct to Place Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Woodley

Report author: Carl Robinson

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:


Get the best from this site

We use simple text files called 'cookies'. Some of these cookies are essential to make our site work and others help us to improve by giving us some insight into how the site is being used. For more information, including how to turn cookies off, see more about cookies - or simply click the Continue button to use this site as normal.