Hawke's Bay Today

Developer fined for burning asbestos baches

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A Hawke’s Bay property developer convicted of illegally burning the remnants of three baches he had ordered be demolished has been fined more than $11,000. David Leslie Colville pleaded guilty in the Napier District Court yesterday to one charge of dischargin­g contaminan­ts, namely smoke, in a rubbish fire. The charge relates to two separate fires at Tangoio last year after Colville was involved in the demolition of three beach houses on Beach Road at Tangoio as part of his developmen­t company. The piles of debris from the demolition contained illegal contaminan­ts including asbestos, treated timber, plastic, metal, chipboard and painted timber. No resource consent was held for the fires. Colville, in his 50s, was fined $11,750 plus court costs. He declined to comment to Hawke’s Bay Today outside court. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council pollution response spokesman Mike Alebardi said flouting regional rules and lighting this type of fire would not be tolerated in Hawke’s Bay. Burning the rubbish contravene­d Rule 75 of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Coastal Plan. Anyone caught would be prosecuted.

 ?? Photo / Supplied ?? The remains of three baches which were illegally burnt.
Photo / Supplied The remains of three baches which were illegally burnt.

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