Developer fined for not removing waste from Sutton property

A PROPERTY developer has been fined more than £2,000 by a court after leaving piles of waste outside a Sutton house and refusing to clear it up.

Ashfield District Council’s Neighbourhood Enforcement was made aware of the unsightly mess on Stoneyford Street following a complaint from a member of the public.

On inspection, officers discovered that the property was being defaced by large amounts of litter and refuse.

East Midlands Developments Ltd was traced as the landowner of the property and a letter was sent requesting that they remove the waste within 14 days.

The council had a letter on file from East Midlands Development Ltd dated November 2008 in reference to the same property, stating that they wanted the council to remove waste from their properties.

Correspondence was sent back to the company informing them of their responsibility to remove the waste and giving them notice to remove the rubbish.

The court was told a Mr Denis Rye from the company wrote back to the council refusing to comply and after the relevant period a notice was served.

Mr Rye was taken to Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 10th August and found guilty of failing to comply with the notice. He was fined a total of £2,267.55.

Edd de Coverly, head of neighbourhood services at the council, said: “Failure to comply with notices to clear waste is a serious offence and this case shows it carries a serious penalty.”