Breaking News. Traffic Commissioners Inquiry - 12th January

The problems for Crouchland Biogas keep piling on.
Farm Fuels Ltd, wholly owned by Crouchland Biogas Ltd, have been called to a Public Inquiry by the Transport Commissioner - for suspected breaches to their Operator’s licence, effectively using Crouchland Farm as an unauthorised Operating Centre.

The local community have provided evidence for this Inquiry, which includes the parking of Farm Fuels HGV's at Crouchland Farm, overnight and at weekends - instead of... returning to their Operating Centre in Woking. This is a serious breach of their Operator's Licence and could lead to them losing their licence, leaving them with no HGVs to transport their waste and gas. Other investigations are also in place.

Farm Fuel Ltd, whose Director is Leon Mekitarian, (MD of Crouchland Biogas Ltd) operates the eight HGVs supplying Crouchland Biogas.

OFFICE OF THE TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER
LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND

APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS; PUBLICATION NUMBER: 3949; PUBLICATION DATE: 10 December 2015

Public Inquiry (51810) to be held at Court Room (SEMTA), Ivy House, Ivy Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4QT, on 12 January 2016 commencing at 10:00
FARM FUEL LIMITED
Director(s): LEON JOHN MEKITARIAN
CROUCHLANDS FARM, PLAISTOW ROAD, KIRDFORD RH14 0LE
Consideration of disciplinary action under Section 26 (Revocation, suspension and curtailment of operators’ licences)
Consideration of disciplinary action under Section 27 (Revocation of standard licences)
Consideration of disciplinary action under Section 28 (Disqualification of licence holder)
Consideration of Transport Managers Repute under Schedule 3

It seems that many of the companies associated with Crouchland Farm/Biogas Ltd ignore;
1. Planning regulations
2. Environment Agency regulations - and now feel they are also immune from
3. Transport Regulations.

Link to the Public Inquiry information here;

https://www.gov.uk/…/fi…/484029/ad-3949-10-december-2015.pdf

See section 5.1 page 33

This is a Public Inquiry. We will arrange some transport if people would like to attend.