An office extension at the Ebenezer Church Hall, in Main Street, Newhall, will turned into a 24-hour taxi office after plans were approved by South Derbyshire District Council despite neighbours’ fears that it could become a taxi rank, leading to more traffic.
The office is situated within a small extension attached to the north east side of Ebenezer Church. The office building is set back around 30 metres from Main Street behind an established parking area.
With the change of use being sought on the south facing office only; there are no changes proposed internally or externally.
Aside from the usual supporting plans, clarification was sought on the application not being used as a taxi rank. The agent confirmed in writing that the application proposal is for the 24-hour use of an office, where bookings are to be made for private hire vehicles only.
No vehicles other than those that are working in the office (maximum of three) are to be parked on site.