Council launch major review into cab licensing

A consultation has been launched seeking public views on a review of taxi and private hire licensing in Moray.

Moray Council has launched consultations today that will also include public entertainment licences that are also being reviewed by the local authority.

Beginning today the consultations will run until February 28, after which responses will inform a report that is expected to go before the Council’s licensing committee in May.

A council spokesman said: “The licensing committee agreed last month to undertake consultations following receipt of representations from community groups and licence holders.

“The committee also recognised that it was good practice to review licences periodically to determine whether or not they are fit for purpose. We would encourage and welcome input from all interested parties.”

A variety of local organisations will be asked to give their views including community councils, area forums and Police Scotland. It has been 10 years since a review was conducted on taxi licenses in Moray while only limited changes being made to public entertainment licences.

Online surveys for the consultations will go live via the council’s website – – today and paper copies of the consultation documents will also be available at council access points and libraries.

Paper copies can also be obtained by calling 01343 563027 or by e-mail at

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