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Holiday Park Found Guilty of Breaching the Environmental Permitting Regulations
A holiday park company has been found guilty of breaching the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 for burning waste such as mattresses, sofas and plastic chairs. The Fire and Rescue Service had to attend the park to put out the fire. The company was investigated by the Environment Agency who discovered evidence of previous waste fires on the site. Acrid smoke from the fire was seen blowing across the caravan site within 25 metres of the nearest caravan. The Environment Agency estimated that the company had avoided costs of around £2000 by not disposing of the waste legally. The company pleaded guilty and was fined £5000 and ordered to pay nearly £3500 in costs to the Environment Agency and a victim surcharge of £170.
This case is a timely reminder that waste should be disposed of legally. It simply doesn’t pay to set fire to it.
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