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Nothing overly exciting but came across this whilst browsing news on net this morning on thisisbristol website news

Subaru dealer fined for fly tipping

Monday, January 12, 2009, 16:30

A Bristol dealership selling high-performance cars has been ordered to pay £6,460 in fines and costs for dumping waste at a fly-tipping blackspot.

Tiley of Bristol, of Vale Lane, Tiley House, Hartcliffe Way, was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £3,445 costs after admitting two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

On June 16, 2007 a vehicle belonging to Tiley of Bristol, based in Hartcliffe Way, was seen dumping window frames and a quantity of green waste at an old factory site off Malago Road, Bedminster.

In an earlier incident, Bristol City Council was alerted after waste packaging and large garage signs were dumped at the same site.

Director Nicholas Hale, of Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton-in-Gordano – who is also a director of the land owner KOR Developments – was fined £200 for failing to produce waste transfer documents.

Bristol Magistrates Court heard the site had been derelict for a years following the closure of a local factory known as Pring and St Hill.

It had been by regularly targetted fly-tippers who dumped large quantities of commercial and household rubbish in and outside the old factory.

Bordered by a railway on one side and a busy main road on the other, the site had become an eyesore.

It is clearly visible to commuters travelling in and out of Bristol, the court heard.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to the old Pring and St Hill site 19 times in two years to put out fires started in the rubbish left there.

An investigation by the Environment Agency showed the site belonged KOR Developments, which had submitted a planning application for shops and homes to be built there.

The waste packaging dumped at the site was traced to Tiley of Bristol from address labels found on cardboard boxes.

The vehicle seen tipping window frames and green waste on June 16, 2007 was traced to the same Subaru dealership from its registration.

The investigation was carried out by officers from the Environment Agency and Bristol City Council.

Sara Galpin for the Environment Agency said: "Fly-tipping has become a serious problem in Bristol and this site was one of the worst in the city.

"Fortunately it has now been cleared of waste and fenced off to discourage further illegal tipping."

Magistrates heard that Bristol City Council spent £250,000 a year clearing up after fly-tippers.

Edited by martyg
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