Village waste operator prosecuted for planning offences - The Leamington Observer

Village waste operator prosecuted for planning offences

Leamington Editorial 28th Jun, 2017   0

A WASTE operator in Napton has been prosecuted following a breach of planning conditions.

In 2007 planning permission was granted to County Waste Limited by Warwickshire County Council subject to conditions for the use of part of Canalside Yard on Brickyard Road for waste processing.

The planning conditions were not adhered to causing issues with mud on the highway, dust and disturbance to residents and businesses in Napton

Warwickshire County Council issued formal notices, Breach of Condition Notices, requiring compliance with the planning permission, but these were not complied with by the the firm whose sole director was Norman Yates.

Warwickshire County Council worked with the Environment Agency to gather evidence.

The firm has since left the site, leaving behind waste for the landowner to remove.

Magistrates at Warwickshire Justice Centre considered the offences. Neither defendant nor a legal representative attended court.

The court fined both Mr Yates and County Waste Limited. Both defendants were also ordered to pay costs to Warwickshire County Council.

Mr Yates was fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £1,286.35 County Waste Limited was fined £5,000 costs of £1,286.

County environment spokesman Jeff Clarke, said: “While the county council will always look to promote economic growth and encourage businesses to come to Warwickshire, we expect them to adhere to a set of standards so that they contribute positively to life in Warwickshire.”

“When companies do not take the care to ensure that they protect the environment, then the county council has a mandate to step in. I am delighted that we have been able to do so here and stop the damage being done in Napton.”


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