Work will stop flytipping hotspot being an eyesore
City council to work with land owner
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.”
Land next to the Oxney Road traverllers site covered in rubbish