Two successful prosecutions for Tandridge District Council
Tandridge District Council has recently had two successful prosecutions heard at Guildford Magistrates’ Court, amounting to total fines and costs of over £8,400.
Shaun Etherington of Horley
On 13 January 2020, Shaun Etherington of Normans Road, Horley, was found guilty of four counts of failing to comply with a Planning Enforcement Notice requiring him to stop using his land for storing items not needed for agricultural use. He was fined £4,000, ordered to pay costs of £3,600 and £100 to the victim support fund.
Raheel Ahmed of Mitcham
On 15 January 2020, Raheel Ahmed of Park Avenue, Mitcham, Surrey, was found guilty of failing to respond to notices requesting information. Mr Ahmed failed to provide information to help the Council’s investigation into the illegal deposit of building and household waste by a company he had employed. He was fined £230, ordered to pay costs of £500 and £30 to the victim support fund.
Councillor Gill Black, Chairman of the Planning Committee, said: ”The successful outcome of these trials is thanks to the hard work and dedication of our officers and demonstrates why it’s so important to comply with the Council’s enforcement notices.”
Councillor Beverley Connolly, Chairman of the Community Services Committee, said: “This prosecution shows how important it is to correctly dispose of waste. I’d encourage residents to report any flytipped waste to the Council.”