Work will stop fly­tip­ping hotspot be­ing an eye­sore

City coun­cil to work with land owner

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By s @pe­ter­bor­oughtele­ Twit­ter: @

Work to pre­vent fly­tipped waste be­ing dumped on land in Peter­bor­ough will be­gin next month af­ter a num­ber of burnt out ve­hi­cles were left on the site. Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil will work with the landown­ers of the field on Oxney Road af­ter waste in­clud­ing vans, cars and gas cylin­ders were left lit­ter­ing the site over the past year.

But now works are be­ing planned to try and pre­vent ve­hi­cles be­ing driven onto the land to stop it re­main­ing an eye­sore.

Sta­tion Com­man­der Wayne Swales, from Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue ser­vice and­deputy­head­ofthe Safer­Peter­bor­ough Preven­tio­nandEn­force­men­tSer­vice, said: “Of­fi­cers last met with the agents for the landown­ers in De­cem­ber to dis­cuss a long-termso­lu­tion to pre­vent fly-tip­ping on the site.

“The works dis­cussed in­cluded mul­ti­ple so­lu­tions such as the con­struc­tion of an earth bund around the site along­side deeply plough­ing the field to pre­vent fu­ture ac­cess, and in par­tic­u­lar to stop ve­hi­cles­be­in­gleft­a­ban­doned.

“The agents are cur­rently dis­cussing this ac­tion plan with­the­landown­er­sanda­fur­ther­meetingis­nowset­for­this mon­th­to­con­firmthe­p­lanand set timescales for works.

“All work­swill­beatthe­cost of the landowner.”

A num­ber of the vans and cars left at the site at the mo­ment have been in situ for more than two months, hav­ing been pho­tographed on the field at the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber.

In Novem­ber, Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue ser­vice said fires at the site were ‘putting lives at risk.’

In a let­ter from Sta­tion Com­man­der Swales to Peter­bor­oughMPSte­wartJack­son, seen bythe Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph, it is though­ta­plan­will be­com­plet­ed­bytheend­ofthe month, with work to be­gin in Fe­bru­ary.

Peter­bor­ough MP Ste­wart Jack­son said “I think lo­cal peo­ple­havereachedtheendof theirteth­eras­re­gard­s­thedegra­da­tion of this piece of land which is a ma­jor lo­cal eye­sore and I think it’s good news that the agen­cies re­spon­si­ble are putting in place mea­sures to clean up this site, stop fu­ture ve­hi­cle ac­cess and fly tip­ping, as­parto­faw­ideren­vi­ron­men­tal crime strat­egy. The trav­ellers on Oxney Road are aware thatthe­ya­re­ex­pect­ed­toabide by this strat­egy and­must­take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their ac­tions.

“I will be­sup­port­ingth­e­ef­forts of Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue to get the area cleaned up by mid-Jan­uary if pos­si­ble.”

Sav­ills are act­ing as an agent for the landowner, and a spokesman for the es­tate agents said: “Fly tip­ping is an is­sue across the coun­try in both ru­ral and ur­ban fringe lo­ca­tions. Sav­ills are work­ing with­Peter­bor­oughCi­tyCoun­cil in re­la­tion to the fly­tip­ping off the Oxney Road, Peter­bor­ough to seek res­o­lu­tion to the is­sue.”

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