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Tip ‘activity’ followed up

Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:41:20

Lickey residents have reported concerns over “activities” at Marlbrook Tip to the Environment Agency, which has responsibility for the site’s safety.

Roy and Sue Hughes said they and other residents had seen lorries coming in and out of the site – where more than a million cubic metres of waste was over-tipped – and JCB diggers working.

In an email to Mr and Mrs Hughes, Environment Agency officer Fiona Upchurch said she had tried to contact site owner.

“We had not been informed of activities on site, but equally there is no requirement for the operator to let us know when they are moving lorries or machinery within the site,” she said.

Martin Quine, Waste Team Leader for the agency, added: “We have no evidence that waste has been imported to the site and did not identify any non-compliance during our most recent visit on October 15.

“We aim to re-inspect the site within the next three months.”

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