Mar 17 2012

Another minicab firm in South Harrow?

Looks like South Harrow could be getting another mini-cab firm shortly, as an application has been made for the half-shop adjacent to Imran’s barbershop – itself, next to Nandos – to be a minicab office at 307b Northolt Road.

According to the Design and Access Statement filed with the application, the “…business will consist mainly of customers being picked up remotely from the minicab office ie: they will order a cab by phone or internet and be picked up from their home address.” This is expected to account for 80% of their business, and the office will be used mainly to receive telephone calls and other general administrative activities.

Given the traffic increases and poor parking seen at other minicab firms in the area, a minicab office here is, perhaps, the last thing needed. With minicabs taking up valuable parking spaces in the Northolt Road and adjoining ladder roads, it seems to be another reason for local shoppers to just give up and go elsewhere for their needs.  What’s particularly interesting that no indication of a toilet is shown on the plans submitted with the application – guess that’s what the rear alley way is for then…

To comment on this application, get to www.harrow.gov.uk/planning and search for application P/0305/12. You’ve got until April 19, 2012.

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