Family given fines and Community Behaviour Orders for storing scrap at Brant Broughton home

The scales of justice
The scales of justice

Four members of the same family have been given a Community Behaviour Order preventing them from collecting, storing and processing scrap metal and will have to pay more than £7,500 between them.

Mark Holland, aged 26; Nathan Holland, aged 22; Ricky ‘Rocky’ Holland, aged 29; and Violet Holland, aged 56; all of Lincoln Road, Brant Broughton, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court for sentencing on Wednesday, March 29.

The court heard how police visited the property in March 2016 and raised concerns about the garden to North Kesteven District Council’s Environmental Health Team.

The District Council executed a search warrant in June 2016 under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 where it was found that a large amount of scrap metal and dismantled cars were being stored.

In mitigation, the court heard that the Hollands ran a scrap metal bin/collection at Leadenham tip 20 years ago and they have not been able to stop people dropping off scrap metal at the family home.

Mark Holland stated that he collected scrap metal by hand from people in the village for the community.

Magistrates ordered that Mark Holland be fined £300 for a charge under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013; £1,000 for depositing waste to cause environmental harm; ordered him to pay £953.60 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

They fined Nathan Holland £800 for depositing waste to cause harm to the environment; £953.60 costs and £80 victim surcharge.

Ricky ‘Rocky’ Holland was fined £800 for depositing waste to cause harm to the environment; £953.60 costs and £80 victim surcharge.

Violet Holland was fined £480 for depositing waste to cause harm to the environment; £953.60 costs and £48 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also imposed a Community Behaviour Order that prevents each of the four family members from collection, storing and processing scrap material or waste in any residential property in Lincolnshire without planning permission or a licence and from collecting, processing, disposing of and transporting scrap metal or waste without a licence in North Kesteven.