Newport landfill site admits offences

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Published: Wednesday 18th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The operator of a “horrendous’-smelling landfill site near Gilberdyke will learn its punishment this spring after being convicted of environmental offences.

City Plant will be sentenced on April 15 after Beverley magistrates convicted the waste firm of five offences, in the wake of complaints from residents in the East Riding village.

On February 17 the company pleaded guilty to not being compliant with various enforcement notices which demanded it collected landfill gas.

The Environment Agency’s prosecution carries a maximum fine of £50,000 for each of the five offences. These also include breaking environmental permit regulations.

Households living near to the site off the M62 complained for many years about “noise”, “filth” and “smell” from the tip.

One resident told the BBC three years ago that the smell was “horrendous” and made them feel sick.

City Plant’s lawyer, Bill Waddington, said after the case that extra upgrades are soon due to be made at the site in addition to the ones already made since the complaints started.

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Published: Wednesday 18th February 2015 by The News Editor

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