Plans for ‘unneighbourly’ 24/7 minicab office refused

Published: Thursday 28th August 14

A planning application for a “round the clock” minicab office close to residential properties in Battersea has been refused by the council.

The application was for a minicab office to open in a laundrette premises in Battersea Rise, on the corner of Limburg Road. It would have allowed the office to operate 24 hours a day seven days a week.

It was rejected on the grounds that the business would have had an unacceptable impact on nearby residential properties.

It would have led to noise nuisance for local people, especially at night, and created local parking problems for local residents.

Planning chairman Cllr Sarah McDermott said: “The council simply could not allow this application to proceed.

“Opening a minicab office in this particular location would have created totally unreasonable problems for residents. Many would have had their sleep disturbed and seen local parking spaces occupied by minicab drivers.

“It is very difficult to envisage a set of circumstances where an unneighbourly application like this would ever be granted planning permission.”

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