Court injunction urgently sought by Bromley Council to stop illegal waste dumping
PUBLISHED: 09:13 09 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:20 09 April 2014
Bromley Council is pressing for an injunction over fears about illegal dumping on green belt land.
A planning sub-committee meeting last week heard that the Waste4Fuel recycling plant in Cornwall Drive, Orpington, was allegedly dumping rubbish more than a metre high on adjoining land without planning permission.
There were concerns that the boundaries of the Waste4Fuel site had been breached and the committee heard further worries over continued expansion.
“We are committed to protecting important green belt land from illegal fly- tipping and will take legal action against those that commit these offences,” said Cllr Alexa Michael, chairman of the planning sub- committee.
“The Environment Agency is the licencing 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.”
The next stage in the process will be applying to the county court for an injunction. If this is a success, action will be taken to remove the waste and restore the land to its original appearance.
Waste4Fuel is already subject to a High Court injunction from November requiring it to remove all combustible waste by May.
It was not possible to get a comment from Waste4Fuel.