car repairs boss fined over 'scrapyard' in Baxenden From Lancashire Telegraph People who live nearby Baxenden Auto Repairs have been joined by Hyndburn Council leader Cllr Miles Parkinson in calling on the agency to step up monitoring of the yard and similar operations at the bottom of nearby Alliance Street.
The court was told the site was tightly packed with car parts lying on the ground and old vehicles stored in various states of disrepair. Environment Agency officers said they had inspected the burberry outlet official site site on several occasions, advised Mr Dickinson these operations required a permit and he was committing an offence. However despite this, it remained unchanged with waste still on site and vehicles deposited on unmade ground. They also found large amounts of vehicle parts and general scrap metal. Mr Dickinson said he believed because he intended to restore the vehicles, the parts were not waste and he did not require a permit but the court ruled against him. Brian Stevens, 53, who lives in the street, said he hoped the penalty 'acts as a warning to others that they will not get away with it'. He said: "It's an eyesore. There are scrap vehicles piled on top of each other and it's worrying because burberry scarf sale outlet review they might collapse. "The whole area has been downgraded because of these scrap yards. "It can be pretty hellish at times." Another resident of Alliance Street said: "At last something has been done. We have been campaigning about scrapyard operations round here for years." Cllr Parkinson said: "The Environment Agency has the powers to close this yard if Mr Dickinson continues to break the law and if he does should use them. "They also need to closely monitor other scrapyards in the area to ensure they are properly licensed burberry premium outlet and complying with the conditions of those permits "We have had problems with the operation of scrapyards in this area of Baxenden over the years." Mr Dickinson was found guilty at Blackburn Magistrates Court of operating an end of life vehicle site without an environmental permit burberry clothing outlet online at Baxenden Auto Repairs, Unit 1, Turkey Red Industrial Estate, off Manchester Road.
He was fined 2,760 and ordered to pay a contribution of 15,000 towards the Environment Agency's costs. Mr Dickinson, who lives in Hoyle Street in Rising Bridge, said he would in future comply with the legal requirements around his operation. He told the court his firm was a vehicle repair and restoration business but the District Judge James Clarke ruled he had been carrying on waste operations without an environmental permit.
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