Council says progress being made after landowner ordered to remove 20,000 tonnes of waste dumped in field

08:15 03 September 2014

Archant

Cambridgeshire County Council says progress is finally being made after it ordered a land owner at Mepal to remove 20,000 tonnes of waste illegally dumped on a field.

An update to the enforcement case will be presented to a meeting of the council’s planning committee – due to take place today (Thursday).

In a report to councillors, Andrew Greenwood, principal enforcement officer for the county council, said that a notice was issued in April requiring the waste – on land next to Mepal airfield - to be removed within six months.

It was described by Mr Greenwood as “inert waste and aggregate”.

Almost six months on and the council reported that the waste was “currently being removed” and was on track to be cleared by October 23.

The land owner was ordered by the council to remove the waste and “restore the land to its former condition prior to the breach of planning control i.e. a state fit for the former agricultural use.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Yesterday, 14:56
It is the second time in less than a week that a vehicle has hit the bridge

Yet another vehicle collided with the railway bridge in Ely today (Friday).

Yesterday, 16:54
Juris Valujevs

Two men who “ruled by fear” to exploit migrant workers in Fenland have been sentenced.

Yesterday, 10:45
The Queen arrives at King's Lynn Train Station for her Christmas break at Sandringham, with her is station manager Graeme Pratt. Picture: Matthew Usher.

You could tell by the smile how much she’s looking forward to Christmas, as she stepped off the train from King’s Cross – the most famous woman in the world side-by-side with ordinary passengers.

Yesterday, 08:23
ECDC

A firm which specialises in extracting minerals has applied to extend a limestone quarry in Wicken.

Most read stories

E-edition