Residents have hit out after waste building material built up behind a former pub building in Great Missenden.

A man who lives in the town and did not want to be named, claims he has contacted Buckinghamshire Council twice about the growing pile of rubbish, but he has only received a “standard online reply” and as of late last week, the waste was still there.

He said in his email to the council: “[The waste] includes WEE waste and possibly asbestos materials all mixed within timber, plasterboard, plastic, general rubble and food waste. It is also a breeding ground for vermin.

“There are ongoing refurbishment works to convert the old Red Lion to apartments and I guess this is where most of this waste is from.

“I trust you will undertake an immediate inspection and issue a compulsory order to segregate and remove the accumulated waste via a licensed carrier to an approved location.”

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A Bucks Council spokesman said last week the planning enforcement team was not aware of the issue and was made aware following the BFP’s intervention, and that they were planning to visit the site.

Bucks Free Press: Some of the rubbish that has been piling upSome of the rubbish that has been piling up

The spokesman then said the council issued a planning contravention notice on March 25, to which a response is due by April 15.

They added: “We are due to inspect the site again at the expiry of this timeframe, or sooner if further allegations of importation are received.”

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A planning contravention notice allows the local authority to ask for detailed information about suspected breaches of planning control.

Plans were submitted last month to build 37 flats near Great Missenden Railway Station, to include a new access road into land to the rear of the Old Red Lion pub.