Rossendale taxi bosses slam decision to throw out plan for new ranks » National Taxi Association

Rossendale taxi bosses slam decision to throw out plan for new ranks » National Taxi Association

Nobody was available from Rossendale’s licensing department FURIOUS taxi bosses have slammed a decision to throw out plans for three new taxi ranks. Lancashire Police and Rossendale Transport were among those who objected to the proposals for Hackney carriage stands in South Street, Bacup. David Lawrie, joint chairman of Rossendale Taxi Association, described the decision by licensing bosses at Rossendale Council as ‘nonsense’. Members of the licensing committee turned down the plans for three separate stands to house three, six and two taxis. They were rejected, despite having been given provisional permission in October and December last year. Mr Lawrie said drivers would be appealing the decision. He said: “The plan was to adopt six spaces opposite Pickup Street, three on the other side of the road, then two outside the Welcome Arms pub, with double yellow lines opposit...

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