Decision details

Fly Tipping Action Plan Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet on the current levels of fly tipping in Northumberland, the measures being deployed to tackle the issue and options to further improve the Council’s approach to minimising the impact of fly tipping on our communities and our environment.




(a)      Cabinet approve the proposal for a high-profile campaign in 2024/25 as outlined in the report which adopts a tougher stance and has an increased emphasis on flytipping being a criminal offence, that fly tips will be investigated and that offenders will be fined and held to account;


(b)      Cabinet note that since a peak in 2019/20 of 5040 incidents there has been a reduction in the overall numbers of fly tips compared to this baseline each year until 2023/24;


(c)      Cabinet note the aim of the campaign to deliver a significant and more rapid reduction in flytipping incidents than the current target of securing a 5% reduction in flytipping incidents by the end of 2026/27;


(d)      Cabinet approve a new target that aims to achieve a 20% reduction in flytipping incidents from the 2023/24 baseline by the end of 2025/26;


(e)      Cabinet note the good performance of removal services and enforcement services;


(f)       Cabinet approve an increase to the current £400 level for fly tipping Fixed Penalty Notices to £1,000, and the Fixed Penalty Notice Policy be amended accordingly;


(g)      Cabinet approve increasing the current £400 level for household waste duty of care Fixed Penalty Notices to £600 and the Fixed Penalty Notice Policy be amended accordingly; and


(h)      Cabinet approve the proposal for increasing the CCTV resource in hot spot areas as outlined in the report at an additional annual revenue cost of £75,937 to be funded from contingency.

Report author: Greg Gavin

Publication date: 09/07/2024

Date of decision: 09/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 15/07/2024

Call-in deadline date: 14/07/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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