11 September 2020 | Comment | Article by Stephanie Eedy

Odour nuisance at Cofresh Snackfoods still an issue

Residents local to the Cofresh Snack Foods factory in Menzies Road have been plagued by odours coming from the site for many years.

The site began operations in 2014. It is regulated by Leicester City Council.  Back in May 2017 the local MP and local councillor were in discussions with the site regarding the odour complaints which residents had reported.  In April 2018 the local council served an enforcement notice on the site requiring steps to be taken to abate the odours.  No further action has been taken by the local authority since that time. According to a Freedom of Information request, the site proposed to implement a wet scrubber system which was expected to achieve an 80% reduction in odours.  It was expected to be up and running towards the end of 2019 - but if such a system has been implemented - it is not functioning and achieving the results expected.  Odours continue and residents are desperate for these odours to stop so they can live without these odours affecting their everyday lives.

Residents have reported being unable to open their windows and doors due to the foul odour outside their homes and which, if allowed to permeate, will linger and make clothing and internal furnishings odorous.  The odours can be so pungent they make residents feel physically sick. 

 

Are you a householder that has been affected by these odour issues?

Hugh James has been approached to act for a number of clients in a group action against Cofresh for compensation for past nuisance arising from these odours and so that steps can be taken to ensure the environment improves substantially and the persistent odours come to an end.

If you live near the Cofresh Snackfoods plant and have been affected by these odours, get in touch for a free consultation and to find out if you are eligible to claim.

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Author bio

Stephanie is a Partner in the Hugh James Group Actions team specialising in environmental claims. She leads Hugh James’s specialist team of lawyers and support staff in this area. Stephanie specialises in group actions on behalf of communities and residents across England and Wales affected by various forms of environmental pollution such as odour, noise and dust emanating from factories, landfill sites and other similar commercial entities. She has successfully concluded a number of environmental group actions in locations within the UK and has secured compensation and an end to the nuisance on behalf of a large number of individuals.

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