Stott Hall, sandwiched by M62 motorway, becomes part of Yorkshire Water regional scheme for improving farm sustainability and carbon storage of peatland

It was seen for half a century as a proud testament to Yorkshire bloody mindedness: the farm in the middle of the M62, the house the planners had to build around when the owner refused to move.

The myth was somewhat debunked last year when a recently unearthed documentary revealed that a geological fault, rather than an awkward farmer, was the real reason for Stott Hall, which lies west of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, being left in that peculiar location.

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