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'Smelly' East Yorkshire waste tip firm fined £55,000

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Image caption City Plant admitted failing to comply with enforcement notices to manage gas emissions at the site

The operator of a landfill site in East Yorkshire has been fined £55,000 for breaching environmental rules.

People living near the tip in Newport, had complained for several years about noise and smells.

At an earlier hearing, City Plant Ltd admitted it had failed to comply with Environment Agency enforcement notices.

In addition to the fines, the company was also ordered to pay £17,824 in costs and a victim surcharge of £120, at Beverley Magistrates' Court.

In February, City Plant Ltd admitted it had not collected landfill gas, as directed by the Environment Agency.

Roy Hunt, from Newport Parish Council, said he was pleased with the outcome.

"That is good news for the villagers of Newport and Gilberdyke who have suffered substantially over the years," he said.

"Unfortunately, we should have been at this stage about three years ago."

The BBC was unable to contact anyone at City Plant Ltd for comment.

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