Builder’s waste attracts fly tippers to Dunollie

Builders' waste has turned a Dunollie car park into an eyesore and needs moving quick, says residents

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Abandoned builder’s waste is encouraging fly tippers to dump in Dunollie, worried residents have said.

People close to the area in Cruachan Crescent are complaining that building materials and waste leftover from rough-casting and roofing work is clogging up their car park and being added to by others wanting to get rid of scrap bits.

Builders’ materials and waste at a car park in Dunollie is attracting fly tippers to the area, worrying residents.

They want the builder’s bags, scaffolding boards and poles, and other linked rubbish moved quickly before it piles even higher.

Argyll and Bute Council has been informed but complainers are still waiting for a response.

One resident, who did not want to be named but has made an official complaint, claimed the builder had finished work in the area about six weeks ago but not been seen since.

‘He’s left it looking like a tip. There’s big builders’ bags all over the place , dried up chunks of roughcast mix, bits of wood, plastic – all sorts. It’s an eyesore. It’s a disgrace and we want it moved.

‘It’s a pretty little area usually, with a grassy bank and the Woodlands Trust people have just spent a lot of money putting up a fence and gate into the castle woods for people to walk through but all the rubbish is spoiling it.’

Councillor Elaine Robertson said she would be following up residents’ concerns with the council’s relevant department.

The Oban Times made a number of calls and left messages to the Oban-based builder in question for a comment but had no reply at the time of going to press.

Concern over litter and waste can be reported online at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk or by calling 01546 605514.