A company consultant has admitted responsibility for illegally deposited controlled waste at a site hit by a fly infestation in the summer of 2012.
Arthur Morgan, 57, changed his plea to guilty at Burnley Crown Court last week to knowingly causing or permitting the illegal tipping of waste at Nook Works on Nook Lane in Oswaldtwistle without a valid environmental permit.
The prosecution was brought by the Environment Agency.
Morgan, of The Foxwood, Charnock Richard, also admitted a similar charge relating to waste in Seaforth, Liverpool.
He had originally pleaded not guilty to both counts at an earlier hearing in October 2014.
The former chemical factory site in Oswaldtwistle came to the Environment Agency’s attention during the summer of 2012 after they received a large number of complaints about flies that were said to have come from the waste.
Blakeley’s Waste Management, based in Wigan, had earlier in October 2014 pleaded guilty at the court to the unauthorised deposit of controlled waste in Oswaldtwistle without a valid environmental permit between June 13, 2012 and July 12, 2012.
During a hearing at Burnley Crown Court last Friday, Judge Beverley Lunt ordered pre-sentence reports for a sentencing hearing on April 20.