Fixed Penalty Notice Level Increases for Fly Tipping and Waste Crime Offences
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Councillor Lidia Arciszewska, Executive Member for Environment, introduced the report, which set out the new maximum level fines proposed by the Government, to deter and punish the offences of littering, fly-tipping, householder duty of care, flyposting & the distribution of free printed matter. The report also sought approval to introduce these new fine levels.
In debate, the Executive thanked the work of officers who had ensured that communications regarding illegal fly-tipping were published through the Council’s online channels, and to officers who had ensured that prevention and monitoring work had taken place effectively.
Councillor Lidia Arciszewska proposed that the Executive agree to the recommendations as listed on the report. This was seconded by Councillor Andrew Prosser, was put to a vote, and was agreed unanimously by the Executive.
The Executive Resolved to:
- Note the content of the report;
- Recommend to Council to agree to an increase in the fine levels to the maximum levels permissible, as outlined in Table 1;
- Recommend to Council to agree an early payment discount as outlined in Table 1;
- Delegate authority to the Chief Executive to increase levels of fines, subject to the resolutions of Council on 29 November 2023.
Publication date: 17/11/2023
Date of decision: 15/11/2023
Decided at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Executive
Effective from: 26/11/2023