Licensed vehicle plate consultation

The Council’s Proposal

This Consultation Is Now Closed

Due to the additional checks that the Council are now able to undertake through online systems, it is proposed that the Council will change its policy and issue only one licence plate a year to drivers.

This would reduce the number of plates printed and issued by approximately 1500 every year, whilst also saving the licensed trade approximately £28,785 per annum. Furthermore, the Council are required to dispose of all expired plates which are non-recyclable, meaning that 112 square metres of plastic is sent to landfill unnecessarily every year.

Automatic reminders and reports to identify any vehicles that have not attended their required compliance checks will be implemented to ensure that compliance is maintained.

There is no proposal to change the frequency or requirements for compliance checks themselves. This proposal relates solely to the issuing of vehicle licence plates.

To take part in the consultation about the importance of vehicle licence plates and their expiry dates, please complete this form