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Letter: Mr Hill Has Been Placed Under Lawful Restrictions

Published on: 6 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 6 Jan, 2022

Daniel Hill addressing councillors at a GBC meeting (July 28) after being refused permission by Mayor Marsha Moseley (behind).

From: Spokesperson for Guildford Borough Council

In response to: Why Are GBC Treating Me Like This?

Mr Hill is associated with land at Stoney Castle Pirbright. Surrey County Council and Guildford Borough Council have spent considerable amounts of public money remedying breaches of environmental laws on the land.

This includes prosecution by Surrey County Council of Mr Hill over waste dumped on land in 2019, of which he was convicted by Guildford Crown Court.

In 2021 Guildford Borough Council removed from the land 225 tonnes of non-waste materials, 66 cars and caravans, more than 100 tyres, a barn and 3,000 litres of unidentified liquids including oils and fuels from Stoney Castle in Pirbright, which contractors have safely disposed of. These items were stored on the land in breach of enforcement notices and environmental health notices.

Guildford Borough Council lead councillor for Environment, Cllr James Steel, said at the time:
“We will continue to work with Surrey County Council and the Environment Agency. After listening to residents’ concerns about claims of toxic waste, we will be supporting the Environment Agency as they test the nearby canal and stream for any contamination caused by the illegal waste on site, as is their responsibility.

These were tested in 2019 and did not show any contamination. We originally served two planning enforcement notices in 2013 after those at the site built a barn and changed the usage of the land for storage and for residential purposes.”

As to allegations of the land being contaminated – the responsible authorities and agencies are not aware of any evidence of this.

As has been explained to Mr Hill he has been placed under reasonable and lawful restrictions when dealing with Guildford Borough Council because of his own disruptive behaviour. Such behaviour includes excessive repetitious and disrespectful emails to officers and councillors, abusive social media posts, and two occasions of attending the council offices at Millmead on July 28 and September 6 last year to disrupt a council meeting and to cause alarm at the Millmead reception.

Guildford Borough Council has been obliged to respond to these acts in the interests of its councillors, employees and the public because of the disruptive effect on the council’s activities in delivering public services.


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Responses to Letter: Mr Hill Has Been Placed Under Lawful Restrictions

  1. Robert Burch Reply

    January 16, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Can GBC provide the results of the Environment Agency’s testing done in 2019 to clear up any concerns people have about lack of transparency?

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