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Andrea Parnham instructed in case involving illegal waste activities.

The case concerned illegal waste activities. The collection of and burning of waste which caused an annoyance and nuisance to road users and neighbouring properties.

The Defendant failed to comply with a clearance notice served under s.59 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and persistently brought more waste to the site for incineration. The Fire Brigade had to attend on a number of occasions to ensure the fires did not become out of control. This combined with continued offending led to a restriction order under s.109D Environment Act 1995 prohibiting for 6 months both entry to the site by unauthorised persons and the deposit of waste.

The defendant elected to have his case heard at the Crown Court and following a plea of guilty to two counts of Operating a waste facility contrary to Regulation 12(1)(a) and 38(1)(a) Environmental Permitting Regs 2016 and three counts of Submitting waste (incineration) contrary to (s.33(1)(b) & (6) Environmental Protection Act 1990)

Recorder Mularkey sitting at Newcastle Crown sentenced the defendant to 12 months immediate custody as well as granting an remediation order under Regulation 44 of the Environmental Permitting Regs 2016 requiring the Defendant to lawfully clear the site of all waste within 18 months.

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Andrea Parnham is a Specialist Regulatory Panel List Advocate. She has a wide-ranging regulatory practise and has prosecuted on behalf of a variety of regulatory bodies. This enables her to turn her hand effectively to many different regulatory regimes for the prosecution or the defence.

Andrea is adept at handling large scale cases and is able to pinpoint the real issues in the cases accurately and comprehensively.

Contact Andrea’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250