Waste4Fuel 'illegally dumping waste on green belt land'

The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive, Orpington

The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive, Orpington

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Bromley council says it is urgently seeking a court injunction to stop Waste4Fuel illegally dumping waste on green belt land.

A planning sub committee heard last Thursday (April 3) the Cornwall Drive recycling plant has been dumping rubbish more than a metre high on the adjoining land without planning permission.

The rubbish is clearly visible from the surrounding area, and there are concerns continued expansion could take place.

Chairman of planning sub committee Councillor Alexa Michael said: "We are committed to protecting important green belt land from illegal flytipping and will take legal action against those that commit these offences.

"The Environment Agency (EA) is the licensing authority for the waste transfer site itself and while there have been ongoing issues here, we are determined to halt further unauthorised expansion on to adjoining land, restoring it to its original appearance at the cost of the land owner and will not tolerate dumping."

The next steps include applying to the County Court for the injunction where, if successful, action will be taken to remove the waste.

On March 28 Waste4Fuel went up against the EA at the High Court, with the judge adjourning the case for 28 days.

The EA is concerned Waste4Fuel will not comply with a High Court order, acquired last year, which requires all combustible waste to be removed by May 1.

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4:52pm Mon 7 Apr 14

molsey says...

Waste4Fuel are running rings round Bromley Council and the EA, they don't give a monkey's.
Waste4Fuel are running rings round Bromley Council and the EA, they don't give a monkey's. molsey
  • Score: 10

6:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

danm5577 says...

Like W4F cares!
Don't understand why they dont / can't close it down for good and revoke their license!
Like W4F cares! Don't understand why they dont / can't close it down for good and revoke their license! danm5577
  • Score: 8

1:26pm Tue 8 Apr 14

kentlad says...

I feel sorry for those who live in the surrounding areas when you drive past this place the atmosphere stinks its terrible i had to close my window the last time i drove through sevenoaks way you could smell it in the air all the way down towards st marys cray disgusting!!!
I feel sorry for those who live in the surrounding areas when you drive past this place the atmosphere stinks its terrible i had to close my window the last time i drove through sevenoaks way you could smell it in the air all the way down towards st marys cray disgusting!!! kentlad
  • Score: 6

8:10pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bexleyman says...

Seize the site, EA/Bromley Council remove the waste themselves, and then bill the company owners. They can enjoy some time at Her Majesty's Pleasure until the fee is paid if necessary.
Seize the site, EA/Bromley Council remove the waste themselves, and then bill the company owners. They can enjoy some time at Her Majesty's Pleasure until the fee is paid if necessary. bexleyman
  • Score: 0

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