Jobs threat by snubbed firm
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II A Midlands transport firm has been refused permission to expand despite threatening to close and make some of its 200 employees redundant if it did not get its way.
Tipton Transport—a subsidiary of AH Adams—of Bagrall Street, Great Bridge, West Bromwich, applied to use nearby and to park empty trailers and unused trucks to await disposal.
But Sandwell Council's planning committee refused approval after residents in Bagnall Street and St Paul's Crescent objected, citing noise and nuisance.
The firm wrote to the council and said that if it could not make use of the land for parking then it would consider moving out of the area. The company might consider closing the business, with the result that a considerable number of Sandwell residents employed by the firm would be made redundant," said the firm in a letter.
Managing director John Dungworth declined to comment about the effect of the committee's decision on the future of his firm.