The couple’s £600,000 dream home is invaded by FLIES, after an 18-feet-high corn pile was dumped on their doorstep.
- Robert Shaw and his wife, Michelle, walk outside the house with a pile of rotting corn
- He said Woodmansey Farming Company threw away tons of rotting corn
- A rotting pile on their doorstep has led to a fly infestation in their property
- The company has stated that they have permission to store the produce on location
A swarm of flies and insects have invaded a couple’s dream home after a local waste plant company dumped a pile of rotting corn 18 feet high near their property.
Robert Shaw, 50, of Woodmansey, Yorkshire, and his wife Michelle, 47, claim the Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tonnes of rotten corn just outside their £600,000 property last Monday.
The rotting pile has now caused a fly infestation inside their house and has left the couple unable to visit their garden because it ‘smells a lot’.
The corn is due to the head of a nearby anaerobic digestive plant, but Mr Shaw said the rotting eyes would inevitably attract rats and other insects.
They told Sun: ‘We were having our tea and the kitchen was full of flies and flies were coming in the mouth. it was disgusting.
Robert Shaw, 50, of Woodmansey, Yorkshire, claims that the biogas company Woodmansey Farming Company dumped 200,000 tons of rotten corn just outside his home.
The corn, pictured above, with the family home in the foreground, is due to head to a nearby anaerobic digestive plant, but Mr. Shaw said rotting eyes will inevitably attract rats and other insects.
Mr. Shaw stands in front of the huge pile, which dominates the landscape near his house
‘Now there’s rotting corn, and it’s going to attract rats and all kinds of insects.’
Mr Shaw, who also believes there are rotten potatoes in the heap, which he says are contributing to the foul smell in the area, said: ‘It’s not fully habitable right now.
‘We can’t even go into the garden because it smells so bad. My wife falls asleep every night crying about how bad it is.
‘This has caused a fly infestation and is going to attract so many more insects, it’s unbelievable. My wife has chronic asthma and the smell in the air is absolutely disgusting.
‘The house is in the middle of nowhere and costs around £600,000, it’s not even some backstreet dump.’
Mr Shaw said the waste plant has caused him trouble since it was built a few years ago, but the rotting corn outside the house was the last straw.
They tried to contact the Environment Agency, but were told they were working from home, so they were getting delayed.
He said: ‘My dad had a cancer operation 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 this. This is on a whole new level. We are on the verge of moving away from our home.
Mr Shaw also believes there are rotten potatoes in the heap which he says are contributing to the foul smell in the area.
Mr Shaw said he and his wife were ‘getting a mouthful of flies’ while they were eating in their kitchen
The rotting corn outside the couple’s property has made them unable to go to their garden because it ‘smells too much’
‘How bad, for some time we are not even able to eat food outside our house.’
Colin Hammond, Head of Strategic Business Development at the firm, said: ‘Woodmansee Farming Company (WFC) grows crops in the local area to supply 4uFresh Produce Ltd which processes production 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 the entire crop maize for processing through a vegetable processing factory.
‘The production of vegetable extract is a new venture for the vegetable processing factory and will complement the seasonal market for processed potatoes.’