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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against the activation of suspended sentences in long-running waste disposal case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the activation of suspended sentences of imprisonment made in committal proceedings in a long running case concerning a major waste disposal operation on land adjacent to the Waterstock Golf Course within the Oxfordshire Green Belt.

The waste was first deposited in the 1990s and is the subject of enforcement notices and an injunction granted first in 2005 and varied by consent in 2006. The two Directors of the company, Wyatt Brothers (Oxford) Ltd, which owns the land and adjoining golf course have been sent to prison for 6 months and 4 months respectively.

Harriet Townsend acted for Oxfordshire County Council, the Respondent to the appeal.