‘Smell hell’ waste firm bids to end residents’ nightmare

Global Renewables, Farington
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A new team has been brought in to tackle smells at a Leyland waste plant – as it has been revealed more than £1.2m has been pumped into trying to plug the problem.

The £320m Farington Waste Technology Park, on Sustainability Way, has been plagued by complaints from residents over bad smells for more than a year.

Bosses at Global Renewables, which runs the joint venture with Lancashire County Council, say it has undergone a management restructure to focus efforts on dealing with the problem.

The changes will mean a new general manager, Greg Spetch, overseeing the plant on a day-to-day basis, and project director Paul Lonsdale, who with a team will specifically tackle the smells.

These responsibilities have been transferred from CEO David Brewer, who will focus on the “longer term business strategy” for the company.

- For the special feature with facts and reactions, as well as an interview with David Brewer, see this week’s Leyland Guardian.

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