Mr John Neill (53) of English Street, Downpatrick, was fined a total of £200 (plus £10 costs) at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court today for breaches of waste management legislation.
On 20 May 2009, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency visited a site adjacent to 40 Ballintogher Road, Downpatrick owned by Mr Neill, where a quantity of end of life vehicles and parts of end of life vehicles was deposited. The site was operating as a vehicle storage yard. Approximately 40 end of life vehicles were observed on site. The site did not have a licence to operate as an authorised treatment facility for end of life vehicles. Officers visited the site a further seven times until February 2012 and found end of life vehicles and parts still on site.
Mr Neill was found guilty of two waste charges under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 and fined £100 on each charge.