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Man ordered to pay out £24k after burning waste on-farm

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Man ordered to pay out £24k after burning waste on-farm

Date of alert:

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Crime Ref:

Force:

Derbyshire Constabulary

A Derbyshire man has been ordered to pay out over £24,000 for illegally burning waste on his farm without an environmental permit.

In a case at Derby Magistrates’ Court on 29 March, John Patrick Radford, 76, admitted two offences of operating a regulated facility without an environmental permit.

He was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £14,000, plus a victim surcharge of £120.

Between September 2016 and 2018, Mr Radford burned waste brought to the farm by third parties and continued to operate despite warnings from the Environment Agency to stop the activity.

He had registered an exemption under the regulations for the burning of waste, but this only allowed the burning of green waste or untreated wood waste produced on site. It not allow waste to be brought in from elsewhere to be burnt.

The court was told that the burning waste produced large quantities of smoke which affected two neighbours who had complained. The smoke also posed a danger to drivers on the main road outside the farm.

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Man ordered to pay out £24k after burning waste on-farm
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