Action on blight farm is welcomed

Hubbs House Farm, Colne.

Hubbs House Farm, Colne.

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Enforcement action taken by Lancashire County Council on a Colne farm has been welcomed.

Officers at County Hall this week served notice on the owner of Hubbs House Farm in Southfield Lane to stopping starting fires and clear the land of rubbish by the end of the month.

Hubbs House Farm has long been the centre for anti-social behaviour, including regular fires and dumping of waste over a prolonged period of time.

The legal enforcement notice served by the county council highlights the unacceptable impact on the environment and visual amenity if the countryside and the owner of the farm now has until October 31st to desist from setting fires and to remove all the waste dumped.

Mr Stephenson said: “While I welcome the action taken by Lancashire County Council, it has taken them far too long to get to this stage.

“The owner of the farm has completely ignored all previous attempts to force him to comply with the law and as a result he is creating a blight on the countryside.

“I will continue to put pressure on Lancashire County Council to enforce this legal notice as quickly and as fully as possible.

“In recent weeks we have seen the dumping of waste spread beyond Hubbs House Farm, to areas off Delves Lane, Colne, I hope with the county council now taking action the blight will be dealt with on a permanent basis.”