The Chief Executive submitted a report informing the Committee of issues in relation to the possible introduction of a requirement for or support for the use of hybrid or electric vehicles for taxi and private hire use.
Members were reminded that at the meeting of this Committee on 23 March 2021:
· They considered the possibility of amending the taxi licensing regime to favour the use of electric or hybrid vehicles
· That officers were requested to consider the approach adopted by other authorities.
Members were also reminded that at the time of the March 2021 meeting, the Ribble Valley taxi fleet included 2 hybrid vehicles and no electric vehicles.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
Authorised the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to add the matter as an agenda item for discussion at the next Annual Taxi meeting.