Developer pays out £100k for silt water pollution

Miller Homes has been fined for discharging polluted water from a construction site in Yorkshire

A housing developer was recently fined. Photograph: Lev Kropotov/123RFA property company has been fined £100,000 after its subcontractor drained a polluted lagoon.

Miller Homes Ltd of Edinburgh pleaded guilty in relation to an incident where silty water was released into inland waters at Leeds Crown Court on 18 May.

The offence was in violation of regulations 12(1)(b) and 38(1)(a) of the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2010 and section 2, schedule 1 of the Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999. As well as being fined, the company was ordered to pay £2,901 in costs.

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