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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on the use of stop notice powers in respect of (a) illegal dumping of material from an unauthorised traveller site and (b) the stationing of a caravan which is used as a residence. (312027)

Local authorities have powers under the ‘Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005’ that enables them to remove fly-tipped waste and upon conviction to recover costs from those who deposited the waste, or allowed it to be illegally dumped.

The Government have published guidance setting out the powers available to local authorities when tackling unauthorised developments. The ‘Guide to Effective Use of Enforcement Powers—Part 2: Unauthorised Development of Caravan Sites’ is available on the Department's website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/unauthorisedsites