Firm and director guilty of waste burn

14th January 2014

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Penny Walker

Derbyshire-based company East Midlands Developments Limited and its director Stephen Rye have been ordered to pay a total of £16,677.55 for waste offences

East Midlands Developments and Rye were found guilty at Mansfield magistrates’ court of charges related to burning waste at the Annesley Hall Estate in September 2011.

The company was found guilty of an additional charge of illegally bringing construction and demolition waste on to the site.

Following a fire at the estate, officers from the Environment Agency found evidence at the blaze site of tree cuttings, plastic items, paper and fragments of construction materials. They also discovered a large amount of construction and demolition waste.

In 2009, the company received a warning letter from the agency about the unauthorised burning of waste at Annesley Hall.

At the time of the 2011 incident, it did not have an environmental permit or any exemptions that allowed burning of waste onsite, or for importing construction and demolition waste.

The firm was ordered to pay a £7,000 fine and £8,000 in costs, while Rye was fined £800 and ordered to pay £877.55 costs.


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