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Redruth man fined for dumping scrap metal and rubble on land

By West Briton  |  Posted: September 26, 2013

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A REDRUTH man has been ordered to pay more than £1,600 in costs and fines after dumping scrap metal and rubble on private land.

Robert Frederick Mallaber, of Foxes Row, Carharrack, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates' Court to two charges of failing to comply with planning enforcement notices.

The two notices, issued in February 2000 and April 2000, required him to stop using the land at 12 Foxes Row for the depositing and storage of building materials, vehicle parts, domestic and other similar items.

The enforcement notice also called for him to stop using land at Trevarth Road, Carharrack, for the storage of trailers, derelict vehicles, scrap metal, building materials and rubble.

Cornwall Council said it was forced to take legal action after Mallaber persisted in dumping materials at the site, which had been previously cleared by the landowner.

Hayley Jewels, the council's enforcement group leader, said: "Failing to comply with an enforcement notice is a criminal offence.

"Anyone who does not comply with these notices can expect to be prosecuted, which could result in them gaining a criminal record.

"These notices remain on the land permanently and the council will not tolerate repeated breaches."

As well as receiving a £400 fine, Mallaber was also ordered to pay £1,246.45 towards the council's costs plus a £20 victim surcharge.

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  • josdave  |  September 26 2013, 12:24PM

    About time too. What gives these lazy people the right to turn areas of our country into eyesores. In my opinion the fine should have been higher but with a bit of luck he may have learned his lesson though I doubt it.