Public inquiry decisions - 7 February 2017

Ashleigh Wight
February 7, 2017 looks at the decisions that were made by the traffic commissioners last week following public inquiries.

Al-Amin Holding Company, based in Slough, received permission for a change in operating centre following a hearing in Bristol on 4 January. It was also given an interim increase in authorisation to six vehicles.

Aldershot-based Provincial Logistics will have its O-licence revoked from 20 February, following a hearing in Bristol on 9 January.

On 11 January, the traffic commissioner (TC) accepted an application by Derek Cooper (Transport), based in Bury St Edmunds, to surrender its O-licence at a hearing in Cambridge.

A public inquiry (PI) in Cambridge on 17 January saw Kings Langley Building Supplies, based in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, have its O-licence curtailed to 13 vehicles. The operator and transport manager were also given a formal warning and the transport manager had their repute tarnished.

Wayahead Scaffolding will lose its O-licence on 11 March, following a PI in Warrington on 18 January.

On 19 January, a PI in Warrington saw Newton-le-Willows operator D Hanton Excavations & Demolitions have its O-licence suspended for 28 days from 23 January.

St Helens-based Keith Ratcliffe had its O-licence revoked at a PI in Warrington on 23 January. Permission for two vehicles granted to St Helens-based Christopher Martin Ratcliffe.

A PI in Edinburgh on 24 January saw Pegasus Express, based in Aberdeen, have its O-licence curtailed to 20 vehicles for the month of February and then to 25 vehicles for the following five months.

Melksham-based Melksham Metal Recycling had its O-licence revoked with immediate effect at a PI in Bristol on 24 January. Lee Hazel, John Flower and Melksham Metal Recycling were each disqualified from holding or applying for a licence for an indefinite period.

Armagh-based Motor Vehicle Transportation was given a formal warning following a hearing in Bristol on 24 January.

On 24 January a PI in Warrington saw Morecambe-based Daniel Vaughan Edmondson disqualified from holding an O-licence for 30 months from 10 February, when he will also lose his O-licence.

MJB Scaffolders, based in Solihull, will have its O-licence revoked from 25 February, following a PI in Birmingham on 24 January. Directors Melvin John Byrne and Michael John Byrne have also been disqualified from the O-licence regime for two years.

Canterbury-based East Kent Recycling had its O-licence curtailed to 12 vehicles between 30 January to 19 February, following a hearing in Eastbourne on 25 January. The TC said the vehicles may not be specified on another O-licence during this period.

On 25 January, a PI in Bristol saw Exeter-based Margaret Healy have her O-licence revoked from 31 January. She was also found not to be of good repute.

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