High Wycombe man told to pay £720 for illegal waste dumping

Wycombe Magistrates ordered Scott Allnutt to pay £720

Wycombe Magistrates ordered Scott Allnutt to pay £720

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A GUITAR, television and a two-seater sofa were among the items illegally dumped by a High Wycombe man - leading him to having to pay up £720.

Scott Allnutt also fly tipped an office chair and two freeview boxes at land he owned at Haleacre Workshops in Watchet Lane, Little Kingshill.

The 23-year-old, of London Road, told members of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire he had been paid to remove and dispose of the waste by a High Wycombe resident. He said it was a temporary measure and didn’t realise he was doing anything wrong.

He initially denied a charge of depositing controlled waste otherwise than in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act before changing his plea to guilty at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, April 16.

Allnutt was ordered to pay £500 in prosecution costs to help pay for the clean-up of the site, while fines and compensation orders imposed by magistrates brought the total he had to cough up to £720.

The case was prosecuted by Buckinghamshire County Council working on behalf of the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire.

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1:00pm Wed 30 Apr 14

frackellgirl says...

He should have said he was a traveller and let the tax payers pay for the removal of his rubbish without fear of prosecution or fines.
He should have said he was a traveller and let the tax payers pay for the removal of his rubbish without fear of prosecution or fines. frackellgirl
  • Score: 19

11:01am Thu 1 May 14

observer64 says...

If he has dumped the items on land that he owns how is it fly tipping.
If he has dumped the items on land that he owns how is it fly tipping. observer64
  • Score: 6

11:19am Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

observer64 wrote:
If he has dumped the items on land that he owns how is it fly tipping.
I wondered that. I like to see large fines for fly tipping, but if this was a temporary measure on his own land, it seems a bit harsh.

A warning might have been more appropriate.
[quote][p][bold]observer64[/bold] wrote: If he has dumped the items on land that he owns how is it fly tipping.[/p][/quote]I wondered that. I like to see large fines for fly tipping, but if this was a temporary measure on his own land, it seems a bit harsh. A warning might have been more appropriate. Malc London
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11:20am Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

Also, if he had to pay £500 towards the clean up, shouldn't that money go back to him as the land owner?
Also, if he had to pay £500 towards the clean up, shouldn't that money go back to him as the land owner? Malc London
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