Experts are being brought in to allay residents’ fears after hundreds of complaints following a huge landslide at a rubbish dump.

In what is believed to be an unprecedented move the Environment Agency is going to monitor the air for four months at the Cory Environmental site at the Bellhouse Landfill Site in Warren Lane, Stanway.

Its follows a landslide in August, in which waste the size of a football pitch-and-a-half moved a significant distance.

In a completely separate incident three months later a blower broke at the EDL site, which converts lane fill gases to electricity, on the other side of Warren Lane, again causing bad smell for residents.

Since the August landslide the Environment Agency has received more than 100 calls about bad smells in the area.

Stanway resident Mrs Good spoke at Wednesday’s parish council meeting and said: “Why didn’t they start monitoring the air when this first occurred?"

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