Fines for people who commit environmental offences look set to be increased.
South Ribble Council is reviewing its fixed penalty notice charges for such offences.
The changes would see a fine for a litter offence increase from £50 to £80 and fines for dumping rubbish on land increased from £50 to £80.
There would also be an increase in fines for breaches of the council’s dog control orders.
The fines would increase by £5 from £75 to £80.
And fines for offences in relation to waste receptacles would increase from £75 to £80.
There’s a number of other offences where the fines won’t be increased because they are already at the maximum level.
The changes are set to be brought in next April.
In 2012/13 the council made £14,150 from issuing fixed penalty notices.
The proposed increases to the charges would have seen this income rise by £1,050 to £15,200.
It issued 281 notices in that time for all environment offences and made 19 successful prosecutions.
The report states: “The last time consideration was given to FPN charges was when the Council adopted Dog Control Orders in September 2009. Due to the time period that has now passed it is considered appropriate that the charges should be reviewed.”
The matter is due to go before the council’s cabinet at a meeting at the Civic Centre in Leyland next Wednesday.