There is (was?) an abbatoir that used to be on the outskirts of Toronto. Over many years, the abbatoir was slowly surrounded by urban sprawl but with a fair bit of land left undeveloped around it. As is bound the happen, the land close to the abbatoir was eventually sold and developed into medium density housing - town homes and the like, rather than single family detached homes but not apartments, if I recall correctly.
The new owners of that medium density housing? Demanded that the abbatoir be shut down. The owners of the abbatoir were of the 'We were here first' opinion and had no interest in closing down.
I never did hear how it was resolved.
When I purchased my home, I knew I was within a mile or so of the city landfill site. I figured I'd get some odours once in a while and I wasn't too worried. But what I didn't know is that there is also a large scale chicken farm about 5 miles away. The odour from the farm is far worse than anything I've ever experienced from the landfill site, even when they were mining* to extend its lifetime. Sure, I complain to my colleagues at work (we receive lots of public complaints about both of these sites) but do I expect the chicken farm to close up shop? Nope. I just close the windows on the days they do the barn cleanouts, which is when it smells the most.
*mining is when they dig down into older, closed cells, removing recyclables and moving the rest into rehabbed cells with better protection to prevent leaching into the water table. The emptied cell is then rehabbed and eventually used for garbage again.