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Minicab firms no longer need offices due to Uber and smartphones, planners told

Cab control office to become florists

22 May, 2017 — By Geoffrey Sawyer

A MINICAB office in West Hampstead is to be turned into a florists after planners were told smartphone bookings had removed the need for a control centre. Owners of the unit in Fairhazel Gardens asked the Town Hall to approve a “change of use” application because “with the advent of Uber and smart­phone technology, the minicab business generally no longer requires a physical base”.

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