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By Christie Breen
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Act on ‘eyesore’ factory campaign

A CAMPAIGN to tackle an “eyesore” building in Locharbriggs gets a new lease of life.

A petition has been launched by Heathhall Community Council and MSP Emma Harper urging Dumfries and Galloway Council to take immediate and effective action to address the abandoned Interfloor Factory in Locharbriggs.

The petition asks the council to remove or reduce a danger, to carry out the necessary work required to make the building, and its land useful to the local community, this will allow the land to be more attractive to potential developer.

The petition also cites other possible options for the building, such as demolition or partial demolition if required.

Ms Harper said: “The petition I have jointly lodged with the Heathhall Community Council sets our practical steps which Dumfries and Galloway Council can take, within the legal powers, to begin a process of tackling this eyesore former factory, as well as showing that the local authority have the finances available to begin the process.

“The petition has references to academic sources and to evidence, from various organisations, which demonstrates the very real impact that the many sites – like the Interfloor Factory – have on the mental health of a community.

“I hope Dumfries and Galloway Council will take this petition seriously, and will listen to the voices of all who sign it.”

To sign the petition visit: www.Emmaharpermsp.scot or call 01387 255334.

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