Bonnybridge demolition firm’s vehicle licence curtailed for six months


A Bonnybridge demolition firm’s operating licence has been curtailed by Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner because convictions were not reported to her office.

Central Demolition appeared before Joan Aitken at a public inquiry in Edinburgh earlier this year.

In a written decision, Aitken said she took the dimmest view of not being told about the appointment of a director to the company, Colin Peat, and his previous offending. She added that the business had deprived her of important regulatory information.

The Traffic Commissioner was also not informed about the company’s convictions, including for a fatality at Leith Harbour.

She determined that if Peat had been involved in the transport side of the business, she would have considered revoking the operator’s licence.

The Traffic Commissioner’s curtailment order will take effect on 20 May 2016. The company’s licence will be reduced from 30 to 29 vehicles for six months.

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