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Illegal Scrap Site Costs Ashby Man Over £17,000
Author: Ben Ashmore
Date published: 21-Jul-2008
On 18 July 2008, Andrew Davies of Ashby de la Zouch was sentenced at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court in relation to four charges concerning the keeping of controlled waste on land where there was no waste management licence.
The charges were brought by the Environment Agency under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Mr Davies was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,500 and compensation of £473.
For the Environment Agency, Michael Robinson told the court that on the 20th February 2007, 1st March 2007, 16th April 2007 and 10th July 2007, Environment Agency officers visited Andrew Davies Cars and Commercials at Hilton Industrial Estate, Sutton Lane, Hilton.
When Environment Agency officers visited the site, they saw scrap vehicles, scrap vehicle parts, tyres and scrap metal. There was also evidence of leaked fluids on the ground.
Investigations showed that Andrew Davies Cars and Commercials had no waste management licence for this activity.
Mr Davies was sentenced on the basis that due to the period of the offences, there were up to five scrap vehicles that were waste and therefore scrap.
Speaking after the case, Judy Smith, an Environment Agency Officer involved in the investigation said: “All waste sites should be operated according to the conditions of an environmental permit or exemption. We will not tolerate sites operating illegally and will always take enforcement action.
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Doc reference: 08/148was