Illegal street advertising tackled in Warwickshire crackdown

A waste operator has been fined following successful action by Warwickshire County Council.

In 2007 planning permission was granted subject to conditions for the use of part of Canalside Yard, Brickyard Road, Napton, for waste processing. This operation was carried out by County Waste Limited which has a sole director, Mr Norman Yates.

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 operator. Warwickshire County Council worked with the Environment Agency to gather evidence of these offences.

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

The matter was presented to magistrates at Warwickshire Justice Centre on Tuesday 20th June 2017 and the court was asked to consider the offences committed by County Waste Limited and the Director, Mr Yates. Neither defendant nor a legal representative attended court.

The court found the cases proven in their absence and fined both Mr Yates and County Waste Limited. Both defendants were also ordered to pay costs to Warwickshire County Council.

Portfolio holder for environment and transport, Cllr 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.”