Your notice has to be published in a newspaper that is available in the area where your operating centre is located. An advert in a classified section under “public notices” will be enough, there’s no need to publish a more expensive display ad. You will need to submit the whole newspaper page where your ad is published with your application. The notice has to be published within 21 days before or after the date of your application. The following is a sample newspaper ad:
PUBLIC NOTICE WORDING – Replace underlined text in bold
Goods Vehicle Operators Licence
Your Transport Company Ltd of 10 Registered Street, Town, AB1 2CD is applying to use 15 Industrial Road, City, EF3 4GH as an operating centre for 3 vehicles and 4 trailers.
Owners or occupiers of land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe that their use or enjoyment of that land would be affected, should make written representations to the Traffic Commissioner at Hillcrest House, 386 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 6NF, stating their reasons, within 21 days of this notice. Representors must at the same time send a copy of their representations to the applicant at the address given at the top of this notice. A Guide to Making Representations is available from the Traffic Commissioner’s office.