Haulier happy to accept conditions
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Ronald Marshall of Matlock, Derbys
.1 Although relatively happy with the present operations of Matlock haulier Ronald Marshall, the Peak Park Planning Board and local residents opposed the renewal of his licence because of their fears about the future.
Marshall had sought renewal of his standard national licence for two vehicles in possession, with two vehicles and two trailers to be acquired, based at Station Yard, Matlock.
Evidence was given by residents that Marshall's vehicles were rarely parked at Station Yard, and Eastern LA Brigadier Compton Boyd said that he had be to satisfied that that was the operating centre.
Marshall said one vehicle was loaded at a customer's premises overnight and the driver of the other vehicle took it home at night about 50% of the time. However, the vehicles were normally kept at Station Yard when not in use. He did not envisage any change in the operation in the future.
For the Planning Board, it was said that its concern was that four vehicles and two trailers would be kept at Station Yard in the future if the nature of the operation changed. Its observations, and those of the residents, was that the business did not operate from Station Yard and that the vehicles returned only for maintenance. If Marshall continued as now, it would not be a major problem. The concern was that there might be a considerable intensification of use and that would be a material change.
In reply to the LA, Marshall indicated he would be happy to accept conditions prohibiting any on-street parking and limiting the number of vehicles that could be within the curtilage of the operating centre at any one time to three vehicles and one trailer.
Renewing the licence for four vehicles and two trailers, with the imposition of those two conditions, the LA said that taking account of the nature of the business he was satisfied that Station Yard was the operating centre. He was also satisfied the application would not result in any material change.