Duchy Work Should Reduce Chances Of Fly Tipping

Hugh House, the offices of the Duchy of Cornwall in Scilly

Hugh House, the offices of the Duchy of Cornwall in Scilly

The Duchy of Cornwall has started a programme of replacing fencing after damage from the winter storms.

And the new gates being erected could help limit the likelihood of fly tipping at Rosehill and Porthellick Quarry.

Rubbish has been dumped there illegally in the past although it’s not currently a problem.

But some councillors have raised concerns about the potential for fly tipping following the introduction of the Town Hall’s new commercial waste handling and charging policies.

Most of the areas receiving attention are the Duchy’s ‘in hand’ areas – parcels of land that the Duchy maintains, but which fall outside tenanted property.

Hugh House says they currently have extra help in carrying out the work as a temporary building surveyor is here for a number of other Duchy projects, including the refurbishment of the Harbourside building.