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Loss of the right to enjoy my house and garden due to the continued dumping of manure within 50m of my front door.
Despite having a T23 Exemption which allows placement of waste (20Tonnes) on the farm totally unrestricted in terms of location, but which should not affect residents in terms of creating a nuisance, the farmer has exceeded his allowable quota by a factor of perhaps 10 and failed to mix in green waste in the ratio of 1-4 as specified.
Environment Agency does not seem interested despite this being flagged up as an issue 6 years ago, and granted the T23 Exemption in September 2013 without reference to residents concerns, without even any consultation with the residents, and seemingly unconcerned with this continued antisocial practice.
What is the point of applying for an Exemption to allow a particular small event to happen and then blatantly exceeding the allowance.
The whole point of Exemption is to allow a minimal operation to proceed and avoid Waste Management Regulations being applied which are much more onerous and may not be approved.
Where are the controls?
To your first question the answer is a matter of scale - imagine this as a building development needing planning permission.
To the second it is the nuisance of the operation, smells, pollution by effluent via ditches draining the area, flies, rat infestations etc that are attendant to such operations and immediately by my house.
And the irritation of deliberate flouting of the exemption being accepted as OK by the EA as not worthy of the effort needed to control it.
It is a matter of scale or magnification of these by the increase in quantity of the material being dumped.
Small scale, small nuisance, exemption from waste regulations.
Large scale, large nuisance, waste regulations bypassed.
What are regulations for if not to be obeyed?
Why issue exemptions if they have no relevance and why would apply for waste management permissions if they can be avoided by a lie?
Is this so difficult to understand? EA seem embarrassed about it.
You finally understood the nature of the nuisance and complaint.
I will take up the matter with my MP as suggested.