Area blighted by flytipping to be discussed

Many areas are being hit by flytipping
Many areas are being hit by flytipping

Councillors have discussed the options for reducing the level of flytipping at a hotspot in Morley.

The hotspot, on Rooms Lane, was brought to the council’s attention after a special report by the Observer & Advertiser, which identified the worst hit parts of the town.

Coun Robert Finnigan said: “Although two prosecutions have been undertaken for this anti-social behaviour, we believe it is worth looking at resolving the problem permanently by preventing access of vehicles onto Rooms Lane from the Gelderd Road end.”

He said that incidents into flytipping increased substantially after the decision was made to re-open the length of Rooms Lane after it had been closed for many years.

He said: “The cost of closure is estimated to be £7,000. We have consulted with residents who support it. The matter is being processed by the Highways Department and we hope to make progress shortly. The cost of flytipping is significant and although we prosecute regularly, prevention is a better option.”