A “PROBLEM area” plagued by fly-tippers is to be cleared and associated landowners will also be told to ‘clean up their act’.

Buckinghamshire Council has vowed to remove rubbish dumped on public land outside Saunderton Business Park on Haw Lane.

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PICTURED: A bed left against the business park fence, tyres behind it.

It also promised to compel those who own the site to clear the ever-growing litter discarded inside.

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The authority said the former Molins Tobacco Machinery site has been a target for fly-tipping “for many years”, adding the first successful conviction was a result of illegal dumping there in 2010.

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PICTURED: A council sign warning criminals of CCTV measures.

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PICTURED: Beds left against the business park fence, tyres beside.

Despite council signs and CCTV warding fly-tippers away, there are tyres and detritus within the fencing that have been there for months, and a bed and set of tyres outside that have been there for weeks.

Cllr Carl Etholen said he reported a similar problem back in November 2020.

“The enforcement team did go to the site to investigate as to whether there was any identifiable evidence to link this to the perpetrators,” he said.

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In November last year it was also revealed developer St. Congar had plans to bring a planning application for 130 homes on site before the council.

The more than 50-acre site of the former cigarette making machine manufacturer currently lies in ruin.

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PICTURED: Beyond the fence bits of wood, furniture and plastic bags.

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PICTURED: More bags of rubbish dumped on public land.

A spokesman for Buckinghamshire Council said: “The council operates a zero-tolerance approach to fly-tipping. We adopt a robust enforcement response, including court prosecution, or fixed penalties in minor cases.

“The Haw Lane site has been a problem area for many years and indeed the first imprisonment for a fly-tipping offence in Bucks followed dumping at that location in May 2010.

“The council will investigate the evidence arising from the recent dumping and will clear the waste that was dumped on public land. Private landowners have a responsibility to clear their own waste, however, Buckinghamshire Council will also endeavour to engage with the owner(s) of the private land in that area to encourage the prompt clearance of that waste.

“We ask everyone who uses a private waste carrier to ensure that they use only an authorised person and to insist on making payment online rather than by cash to help minimise commercial fly-tipping.”

Advice is offered at SCRAP fly-tipping by following the S.C.R.A.P code (Suspect/Check/Refuse/Ask/Paperwork).

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