Day: 14 May 2014

It’s rubbish and it’s piled high in Ludlow

A huge pile of rubbish in the centre of Ludlow is to be cleared after councillors asked the Environment Agency to take action. Ludlow Skip Hire Ltd recently took over the waste transfer site on Temeside. The site is only licenced for storing 66 tonnes of waste but it has many times that volume at present. Neighbours have complained about the unsightly mess and smell, and they are worried the pile will attract rats. After Viv Parry and I contacted Shropshire Council officers, the Environment Agency was called in. Alison Pearson, Shropshire & Herefordshire Environment Officer for the EA inspected the site last Friday, 9 May. She found that the site is “not in compliance with its environmental permit.” The site operators assured her that the waste pile is a temporary problem. Alison agreed with the operators that she will receive a weekly update on reduction in the waste pile. If the stockpile is not substantially reduced by 20 June, the EA will serve a notice to suspend the operator’s permit, which will stop more waste entering the site. Viv Parry, Shropshire Council for Ludlow South has had several reports about the stink from the site annoying people who live…

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