FLY-TIPPERS have again dumped their rubbish outside the site of a former tobacco machine factory – which one member of the public said is a “recurring and ongoing problem”. 

Criminals have once again fly-tipped a significant quantity of rubbish at the gates of Saunderton Business Park, on Haw Lane, which has seen similar incidents occur in recent months.

A quantity of wooden doors, a TV, a bed frame, a suitcase, and a case of beer and a pizza box was discovered outside the former Molins Tobacco Machinery site at the weekend.

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PICTURED: Yet more rubbish outside the business park 

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PICTURED: This time, wooden doors and a full suitcase...

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PICTURED: ...more rubbish spilling out the open suitcase...

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PICTURED: bottles and a pizza box dumped beside a screen...

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PICTURED: A bed frame was also discarded 

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Earlier in the year a bed and a set of tyres left “for weeks” also had to be removed.

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

The incidents keep happening despite council signs claiming there is CCTV to ward fly-tippers away.

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PICTURED: Scenes from February 

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PICTURED: Council signs warning about CCTV

Bucks Council previously said the more than 50-acre site of the former cigarette making machine manufacturer, which currently lies in ruin, had been a target for fly-tippers “for many years”.

One member of the public described it as a “recurring and ongoing problem”. 

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The council said the matter had been reported for clearance.

It was also revealed in November last year that developer St. Congar had plans to bring a planning application for 130 homes on site before the council. It is still on St. Congar’s website.

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PICTURED: The business park at the weekend 

Neighbourhood services director Martin Dickman said: “As with numerous countryside locations across Buckinghamshire, this particular site sadly attracts the unwelcome attention of fly-tippers.

“Such sites are subject to investigation work on a regular basis following fly-tipping.

“Buckinghamshire Council’s zero-tolerance policy means that the appropriate enforcement action is taken wherever the evidence allows. This might be court prosecution, or a fixed penalty fine in minor cases.

“This incident has been reported for clearance.

“If a member of the public has evidence that could help us investigate and prosecute a fly-tipper or someone who paid a waste carrier to remove rubbish without checking credentials, we ask them to contact us to provide details.”

Public advice about fly-tipping is offered at this ‘SCRAP fly-tipping’ website.

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