Former waste business owners told to clear site after permit breaches

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The former owners have 18 months to clear the site and must pay fines totalling more than £10k

Two former proprietor’s of a commercial waste transfer business have been ordered by the court to clear their site within 18 months after confessing to a number of permit breaches which were brought to court by the Environmental Agency.

Donna and David Shrigley, of DRS Demolition National Ltd, based at Domellick Manor, St Dennis, St Austell, were directors of the company before it went into liquidation.

Mr Shrigley had to pay fines and costs totalling £6,052 and Donna Shrigley, who pleaded guilty to three offences, was ordered to pay £4,234.

Bodmin Magistrates have been informed that the amount of waste at the site, which is close to both a special area of conservation and of scientific interest, was deemed a fire and pollution risk and was classed as an ‘eyesore’.

Between April 29, 2014 and May 11, 2015, the former owners breached an environmental permit for depolluting vehicles and illegally handling and storing waste, such as green waste, plasterboard and wood.

The pair also admitted failing to adhere to an enforcement notice given on April 22, 2015, requiring them to reduce the amount of waste at the site by 500 tonnes, and for carrying out a waste operation without the correct environmental permit on December 11, 2015.

The pair also had to agree to a voluntary improvement plan after a further two permit breaches in 2014 but they failed to comply with the plan. They also failed to adhere to a notice to clear the site and remove the waste by December 9, 2015.

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