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Rubbish dumped at Arpley despite licence expiring
3:35pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
RUBBISH is still being dumped at Arpley tip despite permission to do so having ceased on Sunday.
Warrington Borough Council chiefs confirmed the Sankey Bridges landfill site is still importing waste – despite the requirement under planning permission for operations to end on October 13.
A council spokesman said: “A planning condition required the importation of waste to stop on October 13, 2013.
“The council sent officers to visit the site today, October 14, and it was evident that landfill waste was still being imported.
“The council will be considering all options over the next few days including the potential to serve a planning enforcement notice.”
An appeal is scheduled to be considered in February next year after the council turned down plans to extend the life of the tip for a further 12 years in January this year.
Residents have described the site as the ‘neighbour from Hell’ after complaints over smells, flies and the speed of lorries travelling to the tip.
They were further incensed as the council also confirmed a further planning application from the operator FCC Environment, seeking to extend the life of the planning permission for Arpley landfill site for a further five years, was received on Thursday last week.
In August residents turned out in force outside the Sankey Bridges landfill site to block the path of lorries in protest over the appeal and further application.
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