Farm site cleared for fleet additions for PI Macdonald & Son

Chris Tindall
April 10, 2019

An operator that attracted objections from local residents after applying to increase the number of vehicles it runs has been given the green light by the traffic commissioner (TC), with conditions.

TC Nick Denton said the environmental intrusion caused by Stafford-based PI Macdonald & Son operating five HGVs and two trailers, compared to its present two lorries and one trailer, was “likely to be small and within the bounds of acceptability”. However, restrictions have been placed on operating hours and maintenance work.

The company applied to increase its vehicle authorisation at its Ellenhall Farm operating centre, but the TC received representations against the increase from residents living nearby.

In a written decision, the TC said he was satisfied the operator’s premises were a sufficient distance from residents to be relatively small and unlikely to cause real interference.

However, he added that the farm site was unlikely to be suitable for many more vehicles and that if the site were in constant or frequent use there would be road safety implications.”

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and has covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning and Brexit.

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