Consultations & contact us

Any changes to policy or licensing legislation that are required to be consulted on will be displayed here.

You can contact the licensing team either by email or post.

By email: (Regulatory Team) (Licensing Act Team) 
Licensing Department 
Business Compliance & Public Safety Unit
Public Protection Service
Northumberland County Council
West Hartford Business Park
NE23 3JP
Phone: 0345 600 6400


There is one active consultation.

The Licensing Service sought approval at the Licensing and Regulatory committee on 15 February 2024, to consult with licence holders to amend conditions of application for hackney carriage and private hire driver licences to include a requirement for training in the use of fire extinguishers. 

The consultation will run for 12 weeks and all consultation responses are to be submitted on or before;

12 noon 31 May 2024

Any responses to the proposal should be made through the online form; by email to,  or in writing to Ms Tasmin Hardy, Licensing Manager, Housing and Public Protection Services, Northumberland County Council, West Hartford Business Park, NE23 3JP .


Where no objections are received the proposal will be implemented on 1 June 2024