Newcastle-based Bellway Homes was fined at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to the pollution of Knoll Beck at Brampton near Barnsley.
The company, of Dudley Lane, Seaton Burn, was also ordered to pay full costs of £2,119.87 to the Environment Agency, which brought the case.

James Keeley, for the Environment Agency, told the court that on December 13, 2004 an Environment Agency officer attended the Knoll Beck, which is next to the Heron’s Reach Development on Pontefract Road at Brampton near Barnsley, to carry out routine water quality tests.

The Knoll Beck drains from the Hoyland area to the River Dearne at Wath upon Dearne and is classed by the Agency as a “river of good quality”.

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