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Refusal on road safety

13th August 1992, Page 13
13th August 1992
Page 13
Page 13, 13th August 1992 — Refusal on road safety
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• Owner-driver Craig Douglas, trading as Douglas Haulage, of Inverkip, Strathclyde, has had his licence application refused on road safety and environmental grounds by Scottish Licensing Authority Keith Waterworth.

Douglas had applied for a onevehicle licence, based at Bogside Farm, Inverkip, at a Greenock public inquiry.

The LA considered Bogside Farm to be unsuitable because he concluded both entrance and exit movements by a heavy vehicle would present significant road safety dangers for traffic approaching from the direction of the railway bridge to the left of the entrance.

He considered Bogside Farm to be unsuitable on environmental grounds, mainly because of vehicle noise and disturbance at unsocial hours in what was otherwise an entirely residential and rural area, and the adverse views from nearby residential properties.

Because of Douglas's contention that an alternative operating centre would be difficult to find, the LA has delayed the implementation of his decision, and extended the current interim authority to operate until the end of September.

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