Decision details

Urgent Decision on the Implementation of the Taxi Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Policy

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


That the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Chief Executive, makes an urgent decision to:


1.1 Remove the date of 31 December 2021 for implementation of the WAV policy and commits to undertaking a review and necessary decision for implementing an updated WAV policy; and

1.2 Adopt the interim measures as outlined in paragraph 2.8.1 to 2.8.5; and

1.3 To delegate authority to the Licensing Team Leader to take necessary steps to implement the policy changes under 1.1 and 1.2.

Reasons for the decision:

To take urgent steps and decisions for the reason(s) set out in paragraph 1.6 of the supporting report.


Alternative options considered:

The Leader can decide not to exercise urgent decision making powers.  This might lead to continued uncertainty around the authority’s position given particularly that the existing deadline is on 31 December 2021.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The Chief Executive


Full Council WAV petition debate on 21 June 2021

Contact: Gareth Edmundson, Chief Executive Email:

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 21/09/2021

Date of decision: 21/09/2021

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