Job threat to taxi drivers

Premier Cars, Bull Green, Halifax.
Premier Cars, Bull Green, Halifax.
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A Halifax taxi company say 60 jobs will be lost if plans to lease their depot to a remote service business are passed by Calderdale Council Planning Committee.

Premier Cars, Bull Green, is under threat to find new premises as the landlord wants to let out the unit to out-of-town Office for National Tyres depot.

An application for change of use was previously rejected in 2013.

12 letters of objection were submitted to the Planning Committee and over 20 drivers attended the Town Hall meeting. Objectors say the change of use will result in the loss of 60 jobs.

Premier driver Mohammed Mukhtar, 31, said: “If this was a factory with the threat of a loss of 60 jobs - would they close that down to allow for a remote service - why can’t they be relocated.

The planning committee deferred the motion in order to give the matter more consideration.