Bit troubled by your 2006 account of your landfill solution near Stainland, Dr North.
Reading of your actions worried even this right-wing, crypto-anarchist thug (a fan of yours, at that): they seem to have been a touch Napoleonic, even, perhaps, verging on the - sorry to use this word - dirigiste.
Democratically elected representatives (well, OK, bit of a stretch there) and the population who voted for them were enraged. Quite rightly, in my opinion. The way you tell your tale gives the impression that you still feel that the end you achieved justified the means by which you achieved it.
We really don't want to replace EU-dirigistes with local dirigistes, now, do we? That's what greenies do.
Had I been your boss I would have sacked you on the spot; had I been one of the villagers you visited you would have felt the wrath of my lawnmower.
Still, you were a young man then and have probably mellowed by now.
Just addressing the logic of the situation ..., they could have rats and illegal tipping ... with endless complaints and no action ... or they could have benign megalomania. I would have thought Nelsonian rather than Napoleonic ... blind eye, and all that.