A Scottish transport company is threatening to move its business south of the border after the council claimed it had been operating illegally for four years. Chilled and ambient haulier JHP Transport in Rigside, south west Scotland, told motortransport.co.uk it would move its 130-strong workforce and 31 HGVs if South Lanarkshire Council did not see sense and grant it retrospective planning permission. Problems began when the council discovered that the company had not applied for a change in use of […]
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