Argyll and Bute Taxi and Private Hire Study

Argyll and Bute Taxi and Private Hire consultation

This survey is now closed and we thank you for your views. The findings from the survey was presented to the  Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee on 23 October 2019. The report can be found here

The survey identified that for each of the four administrative areas, there is no significant unmet demand for taxi services and no overprovision for private hire car services. 

Section 10 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 provides that a licensing authority may refuse the grant of a taxi licence application if they are satisfied that this is no significant unmet demand for taxi services, or seperately, that there is no overprovision of private car services. The findings of the survey will require to be kept in mind by Members when determining any new applications, but the discretionary nature of Section 10 does not preclude the Committee from granting an application if they are satisfied there are good reasons for doing so.

Consultation background

We commissioned a taxi and private hire car survey to ascertain whether there is (a) any significant unmet demand for taxis  and (b) whether there is over provision of private hire car vehicles in the local area.

This brief questionnaire relates to Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles in Argyll and Bute.

There are two broadly defined types of vehicle, which operate for hire in Argyll and Bute. These are Taxis and Private Hire Cars.

Taxis have a “TAXI” sign on the roof and may be seen waiting on taxi ranks. Alternatively, Taxis may have a roof sign with the name of an operating company. Private Hire Vehicles do not have a TAXI sign on the roof.

Consultation dates: 

6 Jun 2019 to 12 Jul 2019