My wife cries every day after 200,000 tonnes of stinking rotten corn dumped on our doorstep

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A FED-UP husband told how his wife “cries every day” due to 200,000 tonnes of stinking rotten corn dumped on their doorstep.

Robert Shaw, 50, says his wife Michelle – who suffers from Asthma – can’t cope with the “absolutely disgusting” smell coming from a local biogas company close to their Woodmansey, Yorkshire, property.

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Robert Shaw, 50, said 200,000 tonnes of stinking rotten corn has been dumped on his doorstep[/caption]

He says the Woodmansey Farming Company building has caused them trouble since it was built a couple of years ago – but the rotting corn outside of the house last Monday was the final straw.

He said: “It is just absolutely unliveable now. We can’t even go
into the garden because it smells so bad.

“My wife goes to bed crying every night because of how bad it is.

He claims the firm are “working outside” their designated parameters – and said it’s totally “out of order”.

He added: “It has caused a fly infestation and it’s going to attract so much
vermin, it is unbelievable.

“My wife is a chronic asthmatic and the smell in the air is just absolutely disgusting.

“The house is in the middle of nowhere and it is worth about £600,000, it is not even some backstreet dump.”


Robert also believes the plant has rotten potatoes, which he says are
contributing to the foul smell in the area.

He has tried to contact the Environment Agency but was told they are
experiencing delays as they are working from home.

He said: “My dad had a cancer operation a couple of months ago and we
were celebrating him coming out of hospital. We invited everyone over
for a barbecue and my family said ‘no we can’t sit here, we can’t
stand it’.

“You shouldn’t have to live your life like that. This is on a whole
new level. We are on the verge of walking away from our house.

“We have not even been able to eat outside our house for a while
because of how bad it is.”

Colin Hammond, Head of Strategic Business Development at the firm, said: “The Woodmansey Farming Company (WFC) grows crops in the local area to supply 4UFresh Produce Ltd who process produce for the food industry.

“WFC applied to the Environment Agency and was granted, a temporary
field permit on agricultural land owned by WFC, to store harvested
whole crop maize for processing through the vegetable processing
factory.

“The production of vegetable extracts is a new venture for the
vegetable processing factory and will complement the seasonal market
for processed potatoes.”

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The couple claim a local biogas company left the rotting maize close to their Woodmansey, Yorkshire, property[/caption]

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