Scrapyard permit revoked for permit breaches

A family-run scrapyard has been ordered to shut down after its owner retired and failed to transfer his environmental permit to his son

Robert Wright failed to transfer his environmental permit over to his son. Photograph: Environment AgencyA vehicle scrapyard owner has had his permit revoked after breaching waste legislation.

The Environment Agency (EA) took action against Robert Wright (senior), the former company director of Robby’s Auto Dismantling Ltd in Stanley, County Durham, on 28 June following a series of breaches of licence conditions after his son took over the business.

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