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- Meeting of Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee, Tuesday, 26th November, 2013 4.00pm (Item 47.)
To consider the following matters raised by Members:
(a) Petitions: To receive any petitions
(i) Kingsway Taxi Rank outside King Alfred- Councillor Wealls
(b) Written Questions: To consider any written questions;
(c) Letters: To consider any letters;
(i) Road Safety St Peter’s School- Councillor Robins
(d) Notices of Motion: to consider any Notices of Motion referred from Full Council or submitted directly to the Committee.
(i) Kingsway taxi rank outside King Alfred- Councillor Wealls
47.1 Councillor Wealls presented a petition signed by 12 people requesting the removal of the taxi rank positioned outside the King Alfred centre which was underused and was leading to inconsiderate parking.
47.2 The Chair provided the following response:
“Thank you for your petition and for bringing this to our attention. I also visited the site recently with officers to see the situation for myself
Officers have consulted with the taxi trade and they have confirmed that this taxi rank is still required particularly if there are any new developments in this area.
There is also pressure on the Council for rank space to avoid over-ranking and congestion. It has been outlined by the Licensing team that we need more ranks rather than less so as to help taxis and their passengers.
Council officers will continue to monitor this taxi rank and if it is still not being used over the next six months we will consider making changes in the spring traffic amendment order”.
47.3 RESOLVED- That the petition be noted.