The taxi industry has been granted permission to Judicially Review the Bishopsgate and ‘Streetspace’ road restrictions.
Last month two taxi groups joined together to submit legal papers to the High Court, challenging not only the new Bishopsgate Bus Gate scheme that excludes licensed black cabs during peak times, but also a review of the entire London Streetspace plans.
The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) and United Trade Action Group (UTAG) took the decision to challenge both the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) over its new Streetspace plans as more key roads are closed to motorists and licensed taxis.
The new traffic restrictions on Bishopsgate and Gracechurch Street in the City of London are in operation on weekdays between 7am and 7pm and only allow access through the gates to buses and cyclists.
In a message released on social media, UTAG, wrote: “Ladies and Gentlemen, today we have been granted permission to judicially review the Bishopsgate and streetspace road restrictions imposed upon London and our trade in the High Court.
“Thank you for your continued support.”
A spokesperson from the LTDA posted: “Good news! The court has granted the application made by the LTDA and UTAG for a Judicial Review into the Bishopsgate scheme and the Streetspace plan.
“We will now progress the JR as quickly as possible!”
Chiltern Law posted: “I am pleased to announce that UTAG and the LTDA have been given permission to JR. More news will follow from both organisations.”
More details are set to follow.