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£5,000 fine

Macclesfield Magistrates Court has fined a man £5,000 for repeated waste offences.Simon Hurst of Middlewich, Cheshire, pleaded guilty to three offences committed over 14 months at a builders yard in Knutsford.Hurst allowed building materials, brick rubble and soil waste to be stored on the land without a waste management licence more than once. This was despite repeated warnings from Environment Agency officers that this was in breach of the law.