Life between the lanes: inside Yorkshire’s motorway farm

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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