Waste4Fuel High Court hearing to start this afternoon

The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive. Photo taken in June last year

The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive. Photo taken in June last year

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Waste4Fuel's High Court hearing starts today.

The hearing, which will last up to three days, will begin at the Royal Courts of Justice in London at 2pm.

The court will hear the Environment Agency (EA)'s case against Waste4Fuel, whose site in Cornwall Drive, St Paul's Cray, has caused misery for people living nearby.

Fire services have been called to the plant 12 times in the last year, with residents voicing concerns about the health implications of fumes being emitted.

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Waste4Fuel site in September last year

In November last year, the EA acquired a High Court order requiring all combustible waste be removed from the site by May 1.

At the end of March, the EA, concerned the order was not being complied with, went up against Waste4Fuel, former company director Bryan Hughes, new company director Shelley Hurst and site manager Jonathan Beckson at the High Court.

Waste4Fuel had been seeking to bring more waste per week into the Cornwall Drive centre.

The EA sought contempt charges against the defendants, who were then given 28 days to prepare their legal defence.

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12:19pm Tue 6 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

The High Court,..... this means BIGGER brown envelopes now.
The High Court,..... this means BIGGER brown envelopes now. Gypo.Joe
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6:13pm Tue 6 May 14

london10 says...

not bad houses, and yet at the pile of rubbish in view, must be a foul stench coming from there sometimes, not to mention who wants to live right beside that when it keeps catching fire.
not bad houses, and yet at the pile of rubbish in view, must be a foul stench coming from there sometimes, not to mention who wants to live right beside that when it keeps catching fire. london10
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