A builder has been fined after waste packaging and a pallet were illegally dumped in Great Hampden.

Connor Morling, 34, of Mcindoe Drive in Wendover, pleaded guilty at Wycombe Magistrates Court on March 22 to an offence of failing in his duty of care for waste found dumped in Glade Road.

The court heart that waste was discovered in the road on October 23 last year – which was then traced to an address in Beaconsfield.

The owner of the house said Mr Morling was responsible for carrying out the work there and disposing of the waste.

When interviewed, Mr Morling said he had removed the waste from the Beaconsfield address and took it home - however he forgot to take it to the dump.

A man later came to his home and offered to take the waste if he could scrap the metal.

Mr Morling agreed but did not take any details from the man.

Magistrates fined Mr Morling £169 and ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £1,030.

Cabinet member for environment on Wycombe District Council, Julia Adey, said: “The building trade is the source of quite a lot of fly tipping in Bucks, and this is a reminder to builders that they have a duty to dispose of waste properly, getting full details of anyone they allow to carry it away. As in this case, failure to do so could lead to prosecution."

Illegal dumping can be reported at www.fixmystreet.buckscc.gov.uk.