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Warehousing firm fights E-controls at new hearing

21st December 1985
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Page 14, 21st December 1985 — Warehousing firm fights E-controls at new hearing
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TI IRA PSTON Warehousing Company must wait to sec whether an environmental condition imposed in February is to be removed or altered.

East Midland Deputy Licensing Authority Humphrey Lewis has reserved decision after hearing representations from the company about the effects of the condition, following a direction from the Transport Tribunal.

Last February, the company applied to renew its licence for nine vehicles and 1,5 trailers from an operating centre at Oundle Road, Thrzpston, North Hampshire.

But in reviewing the licence representations from local residents, Lewis imposed a condition that except in an emergency there should be no maintenance or movement of any authorised vehicle before 6am or after 7pm and no maintenance or movement on Sundays or Bank Ilolidays.

The company appealed to the Transport Tribunal in April and it directed that Lewis reconsider the imposition of the condition because the company had not been given the opportunity of making representations about the effects the conditions might have on its business.

Arthur Preston, the company's joint managing director, said that it had grown considerably in the past year. The complexity and the variation in the goods received required flexibility of operation and it was that flexibility that attracted customers to Thrapston.

By careful planning it would be possible for the 0licence vehicles to comply with a limited restriction between lIpm and 4ani with no movement on Sundays or Bank Holidays except in an emergency.

Three residents complained about the noise from the depot and said they were strongly opposed to any alteration in the condition.

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