Carrville neighbours pig sick of hog roast smell

The Northern Echo: Neighbours pig sick of hog roast smell Neighbours pig sick of hog roast smell

MOST meat eaters love the smell of sizzling bacon, but neighbours of a hog roasting firm are kicking up a stink over piggy smells emanating from the business’ kitchen.

People living close to Executive Catering and Coach Services, near Durham City, are pig sick of the unpleasant odours they say fill the air around the firm’s premises, at 107A High Street, Carrville.

Indeed, blood boiled such that the issue was brought before a Durham County Council planning committee.

Parish councillor Walter Meikle told the County Hall assembly Executive’s actions were damaging residents’ quality of life.

Residents wanted councillors to refuse Executive, a family firm of more than a quarter of a century’s standing, permission to: retain 15 solar panels installed in August, a shipping container used for storage for the last 15 years, an associated fridge and freezer and an area of hard standing; build a timber storage shed; and install an extraction flue above a garage.

Nine residents wrote to the council to complain and Belmont Parish Council also objected, criticising the firm’s working hours and noise.

Planning officer Alan Dobie told the meeting that it would be preferable for the business to be on an industrial estate but that option was not on the table.

Environmental health officer John Dodds said the extraction system would not significantly increase noise levels and he expected Executive to work with him to resolve any issues.

The firm’s website says growth in the popularity of hog roasts in the last five years has far exceeded its expectations. It now has seven roasting machines, each capable of cooking an 85kg pig and producing around 200 portions of meat.

Philip Hewitson, whose parents Terrance and Annette co-own the firm, told councillors: “As any other company in this economy, we’re trying to adapt to demand.

“We’re hoping to produce a more friendly environment for our neighbours.”

Coun Paul Taylor moved approving planning consent, Coun Pauline Charlton seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously, with a condition that the extraction system is only used between 7am and 5pm.

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4:29pm Thu 13 Dec 12

the-big-yin says...

WHY DO THEY NOT MOVE TO AN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE?
BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER FOR THEM TO BE WHERE THEY ARE AT NOW..
D.C.C. NEVER LISTENS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ANYMORE...VOTE LABOUR OUT AT THE NEXT ELECTION...
WHY DO THEY NOT MOVE TO AN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE? BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER FOR THEM TO BE WHERE THEY ARE AT NOW.. D.C.C. NEVER LISTENS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ANYMORE...VOTE LABOUR OUT AT THE NEXT ELECTION... the-big-yin
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5:09pm Thu 13 Dec 12

pxatkins says...

"D.C.C. NEVER LISTENS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ANYMORE"

"Nine residents wrote to the council to complain and Belmont Parish Council also objected, criticising the firm’s working hours and noise."

It would be funny if it weren't tragic.
"D.C.C. NEVER LISTENS TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ANYMORE" "Nine residents wrote to the council to complain and Belmont Parish Council also objected, criticising the firm’s working hours and noise." It would be funny if it weren't tragic. pxatkins
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5:21pm Thu 13 Dec 12

margie says...

Excuse me, but shouldnt local residents be thankfull that a local business is thriving rather than going down the pan?? Perhaps it might be better (for the residents) on an industrial estate, but better for the business to stay where they are. Good on them - and I bet the smell of roast pork is amazing!!!
Excuse me, but shouldnt local residents be thankfull that a local business is thriving rather than going down the pan?? Perhaps it might be better (for the residents) on an industrial estate, but better for the business to stay where they are. Good on them - and I bet the smell of roast pork is amazing!!! margie
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9:52pm Thu 13 Dec 12

loonyleft says...

I didn't know there were so many followers of Islam in Carrville!!!
I didn't know there were so many followers of Islam in Carrville!!! loonyleft
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9:04am Fri 14 Dec 12

m1motor says...

wasn't the planning permission for having an extraction unit which would help the local residents also the same thing the local residents were fighting against ? This sounds like a case of bullying to me!
Good for the company to keep business local and provide LOCAL people with jobs !
wasn't the planning permission for having an extraction unit which would help the local residents also the same thing the local residents were fighting against ? This sounds like a case of bullying to me! Good for the company to keep business local and provide LOCAL people with jobs ! m1motor
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9:16am Fri 14 Dec 12

liza-yaghas says...

thats why buying a house on the high street is so cheap ! I don't live on a high street because I know it's a mix of residents and business maybe the local residents should have considered this before they moved in since the company has been there so long. Why should they move ?? who are they going to go after next the fish shop for smelling like fish?? these poor companies....
thats why buying a house on the high street is so cheap ! I don't live on a high street because I know it's a mix of residents and business maybe the local residents should have considered this before they moved in since the company has been there so long. Why should they move ?? who are they going to go after next the fish shop for smelling like fish?? these poor companies.... liza-yaghas
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11:29am Fri 14 Dec 12

smokin says...

they should have checked the area out properly before buying a house there
it'll be the "newbies" kicking up a stink not the roast pork
Terry and his son pay their dues ie business tax they employ people and when they are standing on Durham market they pay over £100 per day rent for their stall
so it goes around keeping other businesses going too
so why don't people live and let live
I do feel sorry for people who have nothing else to do but complain
I live very close to a factory but it was there long before me and it EMPLOYS people
the noise doesn't worry me one little bit but the quietness would
that means a hell of a lot of people were out of work
they should have checked the area out properly before buying a house there it'll be the "newbies" kicking up a stink not the roast pork Terry and his son pay their dues ie business tax they employ people and when they are standing on Durham market they pay over £100 per day rent for their stall so it goes around keeping other businesses going too so why don't people live and let live I do feel sorry for people who have nothing else to do but complain I live very close to a factory but it was there long before me and it EMPLOYS people the noise doesn't worry me one little bit but the quietness would that means a hell of a lot of people were out of work smokin
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7:24pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Jdh111 says...

Framwellgate Moor high st supports several Indian,Chinese and other take away restaurants The residents in Carreville should be grateful.

If Executive catering weren't there and eg a fast food restaurant was then there would be a substantial increase in traffic ,noise , smells and litter
Framwellgate Moor high st supports several Indian,Chinese and other take away restaurants The residents in Carreville should be grateful. If Executive catering weren't there and eg a fast food restaurant was then there would be a substantial increase in traffic ,noise , smells and litter Jdh111
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