Forget about bonuses, we need bulldozers – councillor tells bank!

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BANK bosses have been urged to get on their hard hats and clear a site of dangerous buildings.

Safety concerns have been raised about the former Lillyburn Works site in Milton of Campsie.

It has lain derelict for several years after the company that owned it, and was going to build new offices, went into liquidation. It’s understood it’s now owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor Charles Kennedy has written to RBS asking them to clear the site as a gesture of goodwill.

He said: “Sheds were half-demolished and various materials left on site, including a significant number of asbestos sheets that are lying perilously close to the Glazert Water.

“Residents in nearby Baldoran Drive fear for their lives whenever there is a high wind. Girders and other materials have been left hanging precariously from the buildings.”

He added: “We pride ourselves in Milton of Campsie in keeping our village up to a very high standard. This is an ugly site and something needs to be done.”

The Lillyburn Works manufactured pulp packaging. In a letter to Councillor Kennedy, RBS have said they will carry out a thorough investigation into the matter.

Thomas Glen, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of development and enterprise, said the council’s building standards team inspects derelict sites which are identified as potential risks.

He added: “A member of the team visited the Lillyburn Works site on Wednesday, March 7, and found that the fence surrounding the site is in a reasonable condition, however, we will be contacting the owner to realign sections requiring a degree of attention. This apart, the site was not considered insecure and did not constitute a danger to the public. We will continue to monitor the site.”

CONCERNED: Councillor Kennedy at the Lillyburn site.

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