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A couple’s £600,000 dream home is invaded by FLY after a rotting 18-foot-tall corn pile was dumped outside their door

  • Robert Shaw and his wife, Michelle, left home with a pile of rotting corn
  • They claim Woodmansey Farming Company dumped tons of rotting corn
  • The rotting pile in front of their door has caused a fly infestation in their property










A couple’s dream home was invaded by a swarm of flies after an 18-foot-tall rotting corn pile was dumped outside their door by a local waste disposal company.

Robert Shaw, 50, of Woodmansey, Yorkshire, and his wife, Michelle, claim that biogas company Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tonnes of rotting maize for their £600,000 property last Monday.

The rotting pile has now caused a fly infestation and the couple can’t get into their garden because it ‘smelly stinks’.

Mr Shaw, who also believes there are rotten potatoes in the pile which he believes are contributing to the foul odor in the area, said: ‘It’s just absolutely unlivable now.

Robert Shaw, 50, of Woodmansey, Yorkshire, claims biogas company Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tons of rotting corn in front of his home

‘We can’t even go into the garden because it smells so bad. My wife goes to bed every night crying because it’s so bad.

“The important thing now is that they are working outside of their parameters, I have the plan and it clearly shows they are working outside of it. It’s completely out of order.

“It’s caused a fly infestation and it’s going to attract so many vermin, it’s unbelievable. My wife is chronically asthmatic and the smell in the air is just absolutely disgusting.

“The house is in the middle of nowhere and it’s worth about £600,000, it’s not even a slum.”

Mr Shaw said the waste plant has caused them problems since it was built a few years ago, but the rotting corn outside the house was the last straw.

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

He said: ‘My father had cancer surgery a few months ago and we were celebrating his coming out of the hospital. We invited everyone to a barbecue and my family said ‘no, we can’t sit here, we can’t stand it’.

“You shouldn’t live your life like that. This is on a whole new level. We are about to run away from our house.

“We haven’t even been able to eat outside for a while because it’s so bad.”

Mr Shaw also believes the pile contains rotten potatoes which he believes contribute to the foul odor in the area

Mr Shaw also believes the pile contains rotten potatoes which he believes contribute to the foul odor in the area

Mr Shaw and his wife Michelle allege that biogas company Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tons of rotting corn in front of the house

Mr Shaw and his wife Michelle allege that biogas company Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tons of rotting corn in front of the house

The rotting corn outside the couple's property prevents them from entering their garden because it 'stinks so much'

The rotting corn outside the couple’s property prevents them from entering their garden because it ‘stinks so much’

Colin Hammond, Head of Strategic Business Development, said: ‘The Woodmansey Farming Company (WFC) grows crops in the area to supply 4UFresh Produce Ltd, which processes products for the food industry.

“WFC has applied to the Environmental Agency and has been granted a temporary field permit on farmland owned by WFC to store harvested maize from the whole crop for processing through the vegetable processing plant.

‘The production of vegetable extracts is a new venture for the vegetable processing plant and will complement the seasonal market for processed potatoes.’

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