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Legal move over Leyland 'smell' claims
8:00am Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
More than 100 residents in Leyland have begun legal moves against waste treatment firm, claiming there is an ongoing odour and other problems.
Residents living near the site, operated by Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Limited, have reported odour problems since September 2010. Some claim they are unable to open doors and windows, others have reported symptoms of ill health as a result.
Environmental solicitors, Hugh James have been instructed to pursue Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Limited.
Gwen Evans of Hugh James said: “The evidence we have seen suggests that residents have been exposed to an unacceptable level of odour from the facility. People in these circumstances are entitled to compensation for what they have suffered in the past, and an injunction to prevent the continuation of this nuisance in future.”
Residents have instructed the firm to assist with the case based on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. An open day is to be held today at the Best Western Hotel, Leyland Way, Leyland, between 2pm and 8pm where a team from Hugh James will answer questions.
A spokesman at Global Renewables Lancashire Operation Ltd said: “We have been made aware of a private nuisance claim by Hugh James solicitors. We will respond through the appropriate channels.”