Eco Sustainable Solutions at Parley has to pay fine and costs after causing a pong with at its plant

Eco Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Managing director Trelawney Dampney

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A COMPOSTING firm based at Parley that caused a big stink with its neighbours has been ordered to pay £13,500.

As reported in the Daily Echo, Eco Sustainable Solutions had been the subject of a series of complaints to the Environment Agency over its activities, which were causing a foul pong.

Now, it has had to pay £13,500 in fines and costs for breaching its environmental permit and causing offensive odours.

The Environmental Agency said that the firm, which is close to business parks and Bournemouth Airport, can process 180,000 tonnes of material a year, made up of food waste and green waste, as well as soils and wood.

It was issued with various warning letters, but the Environment Agency said it did not address the problem.

In March 2011 it accepted a formal caution from the agency for breaching the odour condition of its permit.

Despite that, the complaints continued and increased in frequency, the agency said.

It sent an expert to the site in October 2013 and recommendations were made, before four enforcement notices were issued in a bid to address the problem.

Stephanie Marriott, from the Environment Agency, said: “The good news is the operator has now complied with three of the notices and is on course to comply with the fourth very soon.

“Since December 2013 they have worked closely with us and made significant on-site improvements.

“They have stopped their in-vessel composting activities.”

Appearing before Bournemouth Magistrates Court, Eco Sustainable Solutions was fined a total of £7,400 and ordered to pay £6,100 costs after pleading guilty to four offences of contravening permit conditions between October 2012 and June 2013 and five offences of causing significant odour off site between February and April 2013.

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8:10am Mon 28 Apr 14

Gastines3 says...

When you note the years that have passed dealing with this problem, it goes to show that 'Warning Letters' don't really work. Neighbours having to put up with the stink includes an area from Townsend to Northbourne. Stronger action should should be meted out to these offenders ,for example the cafe's and restaurants are found to have filthy kitchens etc,Close them down straight away and order the work/clean-up before they can re-open for business.Might even help the reputation of the town which seems to be sinking by the day.
When you note the years that have passed dealing with this problem, it goes to show that 'Warning Letters' don't really work. Neighbours having to put up with the stink includes an area from Townsend to Northbourne. Stronger action should should be meted out to these offenders ,for example the cafe's and restaurants are found to have filthy kitchens etc,Close them down straight away and order the work/clean-up before they can re-open for business.Might even help the reputation of the town which seems to be sinking by the day. Gastines3
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10:54am Mon 28 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

If the smell of composting is an issue, why did someone grant permission for the business to start operating on the site in question? Surely the person to blame for the smell is whoever authorised this business to be there. It's not exactly rocket science to work out that rotting waste is going to smell!
If the smell of composting is an issue, why did someone grant permission for the business to start operating on the site in question? Surely the person to blame for the smell is whoever authorised this business to be there. It's not exactly rocket science to work out that rotting waste is going to smell! speedy231278
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12:11pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

What about the absolutely disgraceful stink coming out of the Beacon Hill landfill site - is anything going to be done about that, ECHO? Come on, let's see some investigative journalism, rather than just plain old reporting...........
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What about the absolutely disgraceful stink coming out of the Beacon Hill landfill site - is anything going to be done about that, ECHO? Come on, let's see some investigative journalism, rather than just plain old reporting........... ..... Letcommonsenseprevail
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3:51pm Mon 28 Apr 14

apm1954 says...

BREAKING NEWS- radio solent story a week ago.
BREAKING NEWS- radio solent story a week ago. apm1954
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11:01pm Mon 28 Apr 14

barbienightmare says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
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What about the absolutely disgraceful stink coming out of the Beacon Hill landfill site - is anything going to be done about that, ECHO? Come on, let's see some investigative journalism, rather than just plain old reporting...........

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I'm in Upton and we smell it most days, It's revolting, I've had to keep windows shut at times and you can still smell it. I dread to think what it will be like in summer. Hopefully enough people will complain about it and get something done about it, but I'm not gonna hold my breath ( excuse the bad pun )
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: What about the absolutely disgraceful stink coming out of the Beacon Hill landfill site - is anything going to be done about that, ECHO? Come on, let's see some investigative journalism, rather than just plain old reporting........... .....[/p][/quote]I'm in Upton and we smell it most days, It's revolting, I've had to keep windows shut at times and you can still smell it. I dread to think what it will be like in summer. Hopefully enough people will complain about it and get something done about it, but I'm not gonna hold my breath ( excuse the bad pun ) barbienightmare
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