A huge mountain of fly tipped rubbish is the new welcoming sight for train passengers arriving
in Thornton Heath.
Tons of waste has been dumped in the builders yard situated along the train track at the back of Iceland car park after it was illegally occupied.
Last year planners approved permission for a car free housing development on the site.
At the moment the only residents are 24 hour security who are protecting the land from it being reoccupied after caravans arrived in May and began to amass tons of rubbish.
The fly tippers will have made a tidy sum charging to take away the household waste, including carpets, mattresses and builders waste.
The costly bill for removing the waste will not fall to the owners Dorset based businessmen Stephen King and Andrew Hurll who purchased the land for just £675,000 in February 2018 from the engineering group Actavo.
They own Kenexa Estates Ltd which has permission to build a nine story tower which will offer 58 flats; providing 23 three bedroom apartments, nine two-bedroom and 26 one bedroom flats.
Huge concrete breeze blocks were moved to gain access to the fenced off yard and some of the overspill is in the supermarket car park.
The caravans disappeared last week but its unclear whether they were evicted or chose to go willingly.
Householders can be fined up to £400 if they pass their waste to an unlicensed waste carrier which is subsequently fly-tipped.