Developer fined for burning waste

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A PROPERTY developer has been prosecuted for illegally burning large piles of waste in contravention of the Environmental Protection Act and has been ordered to pay over £3,000 in fines and costs.

Bolsover District Council warned Dennis Rye Ltd after the council received complaints about smoke from land on Mansfield Road, Tibshelf, and discovered waste believed to have been burned.

The company argued it had an Environment Agency permit but the council advised this did not apply in this case and its officers issued an abatement notice.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue and the Environment Agency also both separately witnessed waste being illegally burned on the land, according to the council.

A Deputy District Judge convicted Dennis Rye Ltd last month for two incidents of illegally burning piles of waste and fined it £2,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £1,130 and a surcharge of £15.