Farm Fuels Ltd, wholly owned by Crouchland Biogas, have been called AGAIN to a new TRAFFIC COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC INQUIRY on 29th March in Eastbourne.
The DVSA’s Southern Intelligence Unit have prepared a case submission to the Traffic Commissioner, which includes alleged breaches of the timing condition at the company’s authorised operating centre in Woking and also allegations about the company’s trailers STILL BEING USED DURING THE SUSPENSION PERIOD in November.
Leon Mekitarian, the 'Operator' - and only Director of this company (and the Managing Director of Crouchland Biogas Ltd) - will be called to attend again.
At the last Inquiry, the Traffic Commissioner summed up as follows;
"I therefore find that Farm Fuels Ltd has been using an unauthorised operating centre at Crouchland Farm. The unauthorised use has been extensive and prolonged and I further find that the operator has sought to conceal the extent of this by its not entirely accurate claim that its vehicles were ‘in use’ because they were being loaded during the period in question. I have therefore concluded that a meaningful period of suspension is appropriate."
It seems that not even a suspension of the 8 vehicles and 12 trailers is going to stop this company.
Sarah Bell, the Traffic Commissioner will also be considering Leon Mekitarian’s application for two new operating centres; one in Horsham and one in Yapton, for a total of 12 vehicles and 16 trailers!