COUNCIL officers in South Yorkshire are investigating allegations of unauthorised dumping of large amounts of rubble on a site in a former pit village.
The tipping has been taking place on a site off Mill Lane, Treeton, near the former centuries old corn mill which is a ruined Grade 2 listed building.
Treeton Parish Council contacted Rotherham Council after a parishioner complained about large lorries travelling through the village.
Coun John Swift, parish council chairman and a borough councillor, said it was initially thought that the lorries were travelling to the nearby Waverley site at Catcliffe which has been reclaimed after opencast mining.
He said: “We then discovered these lorries were taking large amounts of what appears to be builders’ rubble to this site off Mill Lane.
“They do not seem to have planning permission and we have asked the borough council to investigate what is happening.”