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In an e-mail from Area 3 contractor  James Miller was told by Kier Services that:

Our contract states the following timescales which our teams remain compliant with.

Litter 1 -C/way, paved verges & paved central reserves of motorways and APTR’s – B or C to A within 28 days
Litter 2 -C/way, paved verges & paved central reserves of motorways and APTR’s – D to A within 28 days
Litter 3 -Motorways and APTR’s, r/bout and laybys, approach and slip roads – B or C to A within 14 days
Litter 4 -Motorways and APTR’s, r/bout and laybys, approach and slip roads – D to A within 7 days
Litter 5 -All other parts of the network (non paved) C to B within 28 days
Litter 6 -All other parts of the network (non paved) D to B within 7 days

This is evidence that complying with the Litter Code of Practice’s last resort response times is used to comply with the Environmental Protection Act Section 89(1) duty when it is clearly at variance with it.

Let’s take lay-bys as an example. There are no significant issues of practicability to consider here. If necessary a lay- by could be cleansed daily if that was what was necessary to ensure it was kept clear of litter.

Similarly this letter from Highways England to Liz McInnes MP demonstrates that HE equate complying with the last resort response times with complying with their statutory duty under the EPA.

So does this e-mail from HE’s M25 contractor, Connect Plus M25 Ltd, to David Gowns.

 

Peter Silverman
16th February 2018

 

 

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