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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Well if walk-up work *is* a problem then I *wouldn't* grant planning permission to this firm based on its assurances [-(


Another taxi firm wish to open an office in Exeter's South Street

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... en-3194020

Exe Cars Taxis and Z Cars Taxis already operate from South Street, and Apple Taxis wish to open as well

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Apple Taxis are set to relocate into an office in South Street.

Plans have been lodged with Exeter City Council to change the use of 85 South Street in Exeter from an estate agents to a taxi office.

Northwood, who had previously occupied the office, have already located into Southernhay, and Apple Taxis wish to move their administrative staff into the city centre.

Exe Cars Taxis and Z Cars Taxis already operate from South Street, and Apple Taxis’ planning application has seen two objections so far.

Antony Papp said that the health and safety issues with the amount of taxis that would be in South Street would be very concerning. He added: “The extra people congregating in South Street will need a large police presence to keep control. Noise and possible damage to shops would be inevitable.”

Edward Moorman added: “South Street is already home to two taxi companies, one of which is directly opposite. This already causes parking, loading and traffic congestion which will increase with another taxi office located here.

“The increase in anti-social behaviour generated by people gathering at taxi offices in the night/early hours is considerable and has already caused damage to my shop. I will be billing Exeter City Council for any further damage (ripped canopies/ smashed windows) which does and will happen more often with another taxi office on this location.”

However, Apple Taxis in documents submitted with the application say that it will be used as an office for the administrative side of their business.

The statement adds: “Apple has a huge amount of account work and our present premises are no longer suitable or large enough for the office staff and we are seeking an office for the administrative side of our business.

“Our aim is a city centre office for our administrative staff that will by its Facia signs promote us visually.

“It will not be a call centre, although should someone walk in off the street we would naturally accept the booking. Our call centre has been at St Davids Station for twenty five years, an ideal location we have no desire to change.

“Drivers will not be using the premises, except for the odd pick up if needed, and they will certainly not be working from the premises.”

Exeter City Council will determine the fate of the application at a later date.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:36 pm 
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“Apple has a huge amount of account work and our present premises are no longer suitable or large enough for the office staff and we are seeking an office for the administrative side of our business.

“Our aim is a city centre office for our administrative staff that will by its Facia signs promote us visually.


So if the office is just required to process account work why locate it in a busy, no-doubt expensive street where there are already two other taxi offices, and use prominent signage to 'promote us visually'? :roll:

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“It will not be a call centre, although should someone walk in off the street we would naturally accept the booking.


Well it either has facilities for the public to walk-in and book a car or it hasn't. To suggest it's just some kind incidental activity just doesn't ring true :shock:

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“Drivers will not be using the premises, except for the odd pick up if needed, and they will certainly not be working from the premises.”


Drivers won't be working from there.

Except for the odd pick up =D>


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:29 am 
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But surely the more cars available to clear the street, the less anti-social problems will occur.

That said, having three cab firms near each other is a recipe for trouble, in respect of drivers nicking other drivers work.

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Either it's an office or not you can't be half and half the public will see the words cars or more likely the illegal use of taxi and assume it is a fully fledged office

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