Pinchbeck abattoir smells cause a stink

COMPANIES on Enterprise Way business park are calling for urgent action to stop putrid smells from a neighbouring abattoir.

Firms on the Pinchbeck development say the stench from the Woodhead Bros abattoir, in Brunel Road, sticks to clothes, causes headaches and forces businesses to keep windows and doors shut.

Many have complained to South Holland District Council environmental health department and to the factory itself since it became operational in April.

A number of firms have also complained that the council is not doing enough.

The council has inspected the site, which belongs to Morrisons, and said remedial measures are being taken to reduce the smell.

Head of community services Nigel Payne said a number of odour sources were identified when a site visit was carried out last week but said Woodhead Bros is working to address these.

He said: "Certain improvements have been proposed by the company and the council will work closely to monitor the situation to ensure that these are carried out.

"We can only work within the legislation available to us and unfortunately there is not an instant cure we can apply in cases such as this."

Morrisons said it is committed to being a good neighbour and enforces stringent controls at the site.

A spokesman added: "While we are aware that there have been complaints made regarding the odour from the site, environmental health officers visited last week and were satisfied with the operation of the site.

"We continually take action to keep odours to a minimum. Visitors from the council were satisfied with the actions that we already have in place at the site."