I am chairman of a Management Company for some 41 flats and freehold properties. We also own the freehold to the overall site (excl freehold properties), and around 50% of the site is woodland. One of our neighbours whose land abuts ours is dumping his grasscuttings over the fence onto our land.
I have discussed this with the neighbour and got a very truculent and unsatisfactory response, heavy on “its natural”, “its not doing any harm”, and “its being going on for a long time”.
Are they in fact breaking the law, and if so what?
The FPRA responds:
The actions described may well be regarded as “fly tipping” of sorts. There is a good website on fly tipping which contains some good guidance notes: http://www.tacklingflytipping.com/
It is usually practice for fly-tipping to the report to the Local Authority / Council – this website gives some more information on where and who to report such matters to: https://www.gov.uk/report-flytipping