New plans could extend town’s taxi rank

20 May 2013

Bromsgrove in Worcestershire could soon be benefiting from an extended taxi rank. Plans are due to go before the district council’s licensing committee that could see a new, larger taxi rank put into place close to the town’s late-opening clubs.

There are currently three spaces in the area reserved for taxis, but the plans could see that number extended to nine or ten. The increase in available taxis is aimed to benefit customers of B61 and Love2Love nightclubs, which both open until the early hours of the morning at weekends.

The plans for the extended spaces were drawn up following letters from West Mercia Police and Bromsgrove Taxi Association, requesting at least seven additional spaces. The extended rank would offer greater convenience for customers and improve business for taxi companies.  

However, the plans have come after a large number of complaints from residents of the area, concerning the current taxi rank. People living along Station Street, where the taxi rank is, have complained that waiting taxis make too much noise throughout weekend nights.

If the plans are approved by the council they must also pass a 28-day public consultation period.

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