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Airfield fined for illegal waste storage

An airfield that allowed waste to be stored without a licence has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £1,683.

HG Hodges & Son pleaded guilty to two charges of permitting waste to be kept on land that did not have a waste management licence.

The company allowed Three Counties Skip Hire to store waste at its Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire.

Environment Agency (EA) officer Gill Mortlock said: HG Hodges & Sons actions were clearly intentional, irresponsible and illegal.

We hope this fine will act as a deterrent to other land owners who may attempt to defy legislation and procedures designed to protect the environment.

EA officers found a considerable amount of waste on land near the entrance to the airfield on a routine visit in May 2003, and again in October that year.

In mitigation, HG Hodges & Son said there was no attempt to hide what was going on.

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