No to interim licence plea
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A COMPANY which admitted operating without a licence for 12 months since its formation, lost a plea for the immediate grant of an interim licence to regularise the position when it appeared before West Mjdlands Deputy Licensing Authority John Pugh.
Devonair Transport, trading as PK Transport Services of Brierley Hill, wants an international licence for six vehicles and two trailers.
Michael Carless, for the company, said that last April Ken James Transport went into liquidation. An application was lodged in the name of Phillip James for a new licence.
Devonair Transport was then formed and in anticipation that the licence would be granted, commenced operation.
A fresh application in the name of Devonair had now been lodged but it had to be admitted that the company had been operating without authority for 12 months.
He asked the DLA for an interim licence to regularise the position, pending consideration of the substantive application.
In reply to Mr Pugh, Mr Carless said that it was anticipated that the creditors of Ken James Transport would be paid out shortly.
Mr Pugh said there had been a number of problems with the present case. He could not make any grant until 21 days had elapsed from the advertisement of the application in a local newspaper, which he understood had not yet happened.
The grant of an interim licence to the company ought to be considered in his view but after the 21 days from publication of the advertisement had elapsed.
Mr Carless said that the problem was that the company was the main haulier employed by Brickhouse Dudley Manufacturing Company.