Fly-tipping cost is burden for farmers

jpns-07-08-15-007 and 001 Fly-tipping purbrook heath Amenity Tip Waterlooville rep jt''DO NOT PRINT BELOW:''From: Jackie Forrest <jackieaforrest@gmail.com>'Date: 10 July 2015 at 21:03'Subject: Fly-tipping...Amenity Tip Waterlooville'To: jeff.travis@thenews.co.uk'''?Thank you for the article in The News today re the above.   I went to check early this evening and this rubbish has now all been cleared and posts have been erected, I presume to take the new gate.''However, on my way around the area look what I came across in Mill Lane, Purbrook Heath area.  This lane runs from the top of Portsdown Hill to Purbrook Heath Road at the bottom.  This is by far the worst I have seen around these country roads....definitely from a cowboy builder renovating a house somewhere.  It's a real mess and heart-breaking.''Jackie Forrest. PPP-150508-165818001
jpns-07-08-15-007 and 001 Fly-tipping purbrook heath Amenity Tip Waterlooville rep jt''DO NOT PRINT BELOW:''From: Jackie Forrest <jackieaforrest@gmail.com>'Date: 10 July 2015 at 21:03'Subject: Fly-tipping...Amenity Tip Waterlooville'To: jeff.travis@thenews.co.uk'''?Thank you for the article in The News today re the above. I went to check early this evening and this rubbish has now all been cleared and posts have been erected, I presume to take the new gate.''However, on my way around the area look what I came across in Mill Lane, Purbrook Heath area. This lane runs from the top of Portsdown Hill to Purbrook Heath Road at the bottom. This is by far the worst I have seen around these country roads....definitely from a cowboy builder renovating a house somewhere. It's a real mess and heart-breaking.''Jackie Forrest. PPP-150508-165818001

Farmers and landowners need better protection against fly-tipping, according to the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Fly-tipping incidents in England have risen 16 percent over the couple of years.

CLA East regional director Ben Underwood said the new figures would be of real concern to the organisation’s members and advocated a revision to the law concerning the responsibility of individuals to clear away waste fly-tipped on their property.

He said: “The fly-tipping problem in this country is, regretfully, getting worse.

“However, owners of land or property are still liable for any waste that is fly-tipped on their land and can be prosecuted if they do not clear it away. On average it costs £800 to clear up each incidence of non-toxic fly-tipped waste on private land, and it costs the rural business sector up to £150 million in clean-up costs every year.

“This is inherently unfair and the CLA has put forward proposals for changes to the law which would provide better protection for private property owners who become victims of fly tipping through no fault of their own.”