A TWENTY-foot-wide pile of waste has been dumped near Hampshire beauty spot.

The massive mound of rubbish was fly-tipped over the weekend, beside the A31 near New Alresford.

One local businessman described the pile of waste wood and plastic as one of the biggest fly-tips he'd even seen.

Chris Sharp, who owns the A31 Burger Van, parked near to the fly-tipped rubbish, said: "There's loads of it, it's about 20-feet-long and 7-feett-tall, and is definitely one of the biggest cases of fly-tipping I have ever seen.

"There's loads of wood, furniture, children's toys, a couple of tyres.

"It really is just a bit of everything - it's just terrible."

Mr Sharp says the rubbish has forced him to close today, as the space where the van is usually parked is now covered in rubbish.

He believes the incident occurred between 1.30pm Saturday and 12noon Sunday.

Mr Sharp said: "There has been a spate of it recently.

"We had an incident about three or four weeks ago where it seemed someone had emptied out their kitchen and left an oven as well as other things. We spoke to the council and they were great and sorted it and cleaned up, but this new incident happened over Saturday night.

"There's loads of it, its about 20-feet-long and 7-foot-tall, and is definitely one of the biggest cases of fly-tipping I have ever seen. There's loads of wood, furniture, children's toys, a couple of tyres, and it really is just a bit of everything.

"Its just terrible. It's not good in general, but it really affects our business.

"We just have to work around it and our customers are really understanding. We just have to carry on."

Coach driver and customer of the van, Peter Waygood said: "There's a lot of lorry and coach drivers who have their breaks there and have something to eat. They are really nice people so to have that happen is such a shame.

"They need to move all the rubbish to one side so there's nowhere to park."