Managing director of recycling facility faces charges of breaching enforcement notices

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The managing director of a recycling facility near Ancaster faces charges of breaching enforcement notices imposed by Lincolnshire County Council.

Christopher Mowbray Mountain, of Burghley Park, Stamford, was due to appear at Grantham Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges that he breached an enforcement notice between September 5, 2014 and September 19, 2015, being the owner of land at the High Dyke, on Wilsford 
Heath.

However, the case was instead adjourned in the defendant’s absence to March 24, to be heard at Grantham Magistrates’ Court, with pleas yet to be entered.

The charges state that an enforcement notice issued by Lincolnshire County Council on July 9, 2014, was breached, in that being the owner of this land, Mountain failed before September 5, 2014 to ensure that no external storage of waste took place in an area referred to in the said notice, between two buildings identified on plans as buildings 10 and 11.

It is also alleged that Mountain breached this enforcement by LCC, by failing to ensure that all material stored externally was baled and wrapped, and also failed to ensure that the height of externally stored material did not exceed 3.5 metres, before September 5, 2014.

A further charge states: “On July 7, 2015, MC Mountain & Son Ltd did keep controlled waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health.”

These same charges are put against the company M C Mountain & Son, Town Road, Quarrington, Sleaford. Charges of being the owner of land and carrying on, causing or permitting an activity in contravention of an enforcement notice, again in relation to the specified storage location, materials not being bailed and wrapped, and the height exceeding 3.5 metres, are listed against Mid UK Recycling Limited, Quarrington, Sleaford, as is a charge of keeping controlled non-special waste in a manner likely to cause pollution or harm to human health, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act 
1990.