A Herefordshire businessman says restrictions on delivery times at his business should be dropped as his companies have already been ignoring this for over 20 years.

The Holden Family Discretionary Educational Trust has applied for a lawful development certificate (number 233590) that would confirm the restriction on Unit A of Linton Trading Estate, off the A44 east of Bromyard, has no force.

A condition with the original 1997 approval of the then-new building restricted deliveries and dispatches to and from it to between 8am and 6pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am-1pm on Saturdays.


But according to a declaration by Jeremy Holden of the trust, this “was never complied with”, first during its time as home to Holden Aluminium Technology, then from 2014 until last June when it housed Holden Vintage & Classic, which “received deliveries by large van or flat-bed lorry on a weekly basis prior to 0800 hours”.

Given the continuous period of the breach, the last time it could have been addressed through planning enforcement would have been 2009, the application says.

The premises now appears to be home to electric delivery scooter manufacturer MotoCargo, a business set up by Mr Holden in 2021.

Comments on the application for a lawful development certificate can be made until this Friday (January 12).