Objector Criticized By Deputy L.A.
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LLETTERS written to local hauliers by Mr. Norman Best, of Hockley, to test their reaction to his proposed application for a short-term licence were acknowledged by four hauliers, said Best at Colchester last week, "They said they had no objection ", he told the Eastern deputy Licensing Authority, Mr. J. Gazdar, but a Mr. J. Cottin had ignored the letter.
Mr. Gazdar asked Conin, an objector to the short-term application, why he had not replied to the letter. Cottin said he had assumed that Best would go before the Road Rail Negotiating Committee. The deputy LA told Cottin that his failure to reply had put Best in a false position.
Cottin said he wished to press the objection, although there was only a fortnight to go before its expiry date: he submitted that it was clear Best. had no evidence of need. or supporting witnesses,
Refusing the application, Mr. Gazdar told Best: " I'm afraid that is right. It is very unfortunate from sour point of view and mine that Cottin did not reply to your letter, so that you may have been placed in a false position."