A FED up neighbour has asked a council to intervene after claims his family suffer constant noise nuisance from the Holland’s Pies’ factory.

Darren Bowler said he and his young family have endured months of loud trucks, clanging shutters and shouting at unsociable hours after the company changed hands last April.

Holland’s said it had been in regular touch with Mr Bowler about his concerns and had not received complaints from other neighbours. The firm said it would continue to work to minimise noise at the factory.

Mr Bowler, 45, said he had lived across from the entrance of the pie-makers in Rising Bridge for ten years.

He said problems only began after the £342m takeover of former owner Northern Foods by tycoon Ranjit Boparan.

Mr Bowler said he had been in dispute with the factory for a year and had now asked Rossendale Council to review the hours and noise levels of the firm.

The father-of-two said he and his wife were regularly awoken before 5am, including weekends.

He said the strain on his wife Carly, 31, and children had seen him build an extension at the back of the house so seven-month Aston and two-year-old Ava would get more sleep.

He said: “I’ve been here for years and not had an issue, but for the past year and a half it’s been unbearable.

“There is no regard for the neighbourhood at all, and on top of the banging metal, the staff shout foul mouthed remarks across the yard, which carries all over the street.

“I’ve tried reasoning with Holland’s for absolutely months and just don’t know what else to do.

“Sometimes they have managed to keep it down for a week but then it goes right back to square one.”

Hollands said they had not received complaints from other residents and said they were not aware of any bad language used on site.

A spokesman said: “We have been in regular contact with Mr Bowler, including a very recent meeting where we had understood he was satisfied with the actions we’re taking.

“We are continuing to minimise noise where we can and two years ago invested over £1 million in a fleet of more efficient and quieter vans.

“We are also highlighting the continued importance of being a good neighbour to our van drivers.”

A Rossendale Council spokeswoman said: “We are working to help both Holland’s and Mr Bowler settle their dispute.”