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VALE RBC TO PROSECUTE FARMER FOR ALLEGED DUMPING

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A farmer who has fought a series of legal battles over his use of conservation land in a Cheshire village is to be ...
A farmer who has fought a series of legal battles over his use of conservation land in a Cheshire village is to be prosecuted for allegedly turning the site into a dumping ground, reports the Daily Telegraph (p6).

Vale RBC took John Bryan demolished two of John Bryan's barns last year and he pulled down the third, but civil action is still pending over costs.

Now the council is to start criminal proceedings against Mr Bryan for alleged breach of an existing enforcement order that the site be kept clear of non-agricultural materials.

Vale RBC development services director Alan Hodkinson, told the paper: 'We have been giving Mr Bryan the opportunity to clear up the materials.

'The filed is in a conservation area and within the green belt and our policies are very restrictive.'
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