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Owners of 'abandoned' landfill site next to Crooked House site may face prosecution after enforcement notices ignored

The owners of a landfill site next to the Crooked House have been issued with another enforcement notice from the Environment Agency to control leaks of gas and uncontrolled water from the area.

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The Crooked House site is next to Himley Environmental's landfill operation

It is the fifth such enforcement notice issued to Himley Environmental Limited (HEL) in the last five months and comes after concerns from Dudley North MP Marco Longhi, who wrote to the agency.

Mr Longhi, one of the most vocal campaigners to re-build the Crooked House, said the site seems to have been abandoned by the operators and he is now turning his attention to sorting the issue out after an enforcement notice to rebuild the pub, was issued yesterday.

The Express and Star has seen a letter to Mr Longhi which says the most recent enforcement notice was issued on February 8 requiring HEL to maintain the gas collection system and flare in operating condition by March 7.