We have undertaken a review of our current policy for the licensing of hackney carriage and private hire drivers, vehicles and operators. It is intended to create a clearer policy that promotes the highest standards and improves safeguarding.
A new series of policies have been created, and we are now seeking the views of the public.
There are five documents that form the new policy framework. There are separate policies for:
- Equality Act ExemptionsEquality Act Exemptions (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles & Assistance Dogs)
We are responsible for granting licences to the proprietors, operators and drivers of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles.
Hackney Carriages may be the traditional London Cab style or may be normal saloon vehicles distinguishable by the fact that these vehicles have a white bonnet and boot/tailgate and will display a roof sign and display a blue plate on the rear of the vehicle.
Private Hire vehicles are usually 'saloon type' vehicles and include mini buses with up to and including eight passenger seats and display a red plate on the rear of the vehicle. Both types of vehicle display a small window sticker of the relevant colour in the windscreen showing the licence details.
The basic difference between the two vehicles is that Hackney Carriages can be "flagged down" on the street or at a rank within the District that it is licensed and Private Hire Vehicles must be pre-booked through a Private Hire Operator. If a Private Hire Driver accepts a fare off the street without it being pre-booked, they are liable to prosecution. It is also important to note that anyone taking a journey in a Private Hire Vehicle which has been "flagged down" may not be insured for the journey.
- Vehicle Licences - All vehicles that are to be used as Private Hire Vehicles or a Hackney Carriage must be licensed by the local authority. We must be satisfied that the vehicle is roadworthy, has a valid MOT certificate (if applicable) and is insured for the appropriate use. You will also be required to provide evidence that you own the vehicle (vehicle registration document / logbook) or proof of purchase if the vehicle is newly acquired. Licences are granted for a period of six-months and your vehicle will need to be tested each time you apply. Applications for vehicle licences must be made on the appropriate form and be accompanied by the relevant fee and accompanying documentation.
As part of the Licensing Act 2003, we advertise applications for premises licenses, club premises certificates, variations and requests for reviews.
All applications are advertised for a period of 28 days, beginning the day after we have received the application. The exception to this is minor variations which are only advertised for 10 working days. All current advertisements are displayed below.
Application for a Premises Licence
Application Reference: 18/00874/LAPL01
Applicant: Ashgate Hospicecare
Premises: Ashgate Hospice, Ashgate Road, Ashgate, Chesterfield, S42 7JD.
Application Details: Application for the provision of Regulated Entertainment and the Sale of Alcohol for consumption on the premises between the hours of 07:30 and 23:00 on up to 15 events in any calendar year.
Deadline for representations: 10th July 2018.
Application for a Premises Licence
Application Reference: 18/00853/LAPL01
Applicant: Mrs Alyson Kay Ward
Premises: Wards of Troway, Troway Farm Shop, Troway Hall Farm, Main Road, Troway, Marsh Lane, S21 5RU.
Application Details: Application for the provision of Regulated Entertainment and the Sale of Alcohol for consumption on the premises between the hours of 12:00 and 22:30 from Monday to Sunday.
Deadline for representations: 5th July 2018.
Road works and emergency closures, as well as closures for events such as some major road races, are dealt with by Derbyshire County Council. Other closures are usually dealt with by us.
Apply for a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order here Event organisers should apply at least 12 weeks before the date of the event to allow time for the application to be processed. Applications received after this may not be processed.
You can also apply for a Temporary Car Park Closure here.
Full Temporary Road Closures
If you're organising a bigger public event or are planning an event for a different time, you may need to apply for a full Temporary Road Closure - contact us to discuss the options as soon as you can.
Please note: Please apply without delay in order for your application to be processed in time, get in touch as soon as you can if you have any questions.
If your business provides any licensable activities - sell alcohol, hot food and drink, or provide certain types of public entertainment - you will need a licence from us. A public register is currently being compiled which will give details of all licences and certificates granted under the Licensing Act 2003.
A licensable activity can be:
- the sale of alcohol
- the supply of alcohol at a club
- the provision of regulated entertainment eg live or recorded music, dancing, indoor sporting event
- the provision of facilities to allow regulated entertainment to take place
- the provision of late night refreshment between 11 pm and 5 am.
There are four types of licences which you can apply for:
- If you sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment, you should apply for a Premises Licence
- If you are a club that supplies alcohol, regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment, apply for a Club Premises Certificate
- If you supply or authorise the sale of alcohol, (other than in premises having a Club Premises Certificate) then you will need to apply for a Personal Licence
- If you are organising a small scale (less than 500 people) event and intend to sell alcohol/refreshments or provide regulated entertainment, then you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
The operators of licensed premises are required to actively promote the four licensing objectives:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Public safety
- Protection of children from harm
Any interested party or responsible authority may call for the review of a premises licence if they believe that the licensing objectives are not being promoted.
Calling for a Review
Application for a review must be made on the Licensing Review (1kb) application form and submitted to us at Licensing Team, North East Derbyshire District Council, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield , Derbyshire S42 6NG. Copies must also be sent on the same day to the premises licence holder and to each of the responsible authorities. Failure to send these copies may render the application as invalid.