PROPOSALS to radically alter land near Straight Lane, Goldthorpe, and make it into landfill have been made by a councillor in an effort to rid the area of a flytipping problem.
The former railway cutting has been blighted by tipping for many years and Coun Ralph Sixsmith said its location, with a bridge over, meant it was easy for people to dump.
The area known as Railway View is owned by Network Rail but is disused.
Coun Sixsmith says regularly sending bills to Network Rail to clear up the rubbish has proven to be tiresome and believes the council should now take responsibility for the land.
Using the site as landfill would generate income and create jobs, he believes.
He said: "I'm going to bring it up with the leader and plan to see what can be done because the people of Goldthorpe don't deserve all this.
"I think it could be easily maintained and it could generate a lot of income.
"I know that we have to pay £56 per tonne at the tip and that would soon add up. Plus we would be the ones managing it and it could also bring some much needed employment."