Harold Hill’s AGP Steel fined for late-night noise
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A noisy Harold Hill steelworks that has spent months blighting the lives of its neighbours has been fined for operating too late at night and early in the morning.
AGP Steel, of Spilsby Road, faced legal action following an investigation by Havering Council and publicity for angry residents in the Recorder.
Emma Randall, 38, of nearby Percy Close, said out-of-hours noises, including clattering girders and workers shouting, had pushed her to breaking point. “It’s horrendous. It’s got to the point where I could cry,” the mother-of-two told the Recorder in July, 2014.
On December 19, the steelworks’ Glen Tamplin was found guilty in his absence at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court of breaking a breach of condition notice for the hours of work.
He was ordered to pay £3,000, including a £1,000 fine and £2,000 in costs to the council – which said it had received “several” reports from residents about noisy evening activity.
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Regulatory services cabinet member Osman Dervish said: “Neighbours have had to put up with this noise outside of the permitted working hours from the steelworks for a long time and this is the right outcome for local residents.
“We will ensure that all businesses in our borough respect our residents and the law.”
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