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‘Eyesore’ rubble on the move from school site

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By Abbey Morton
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
'Eyesore' rubble on the move from school site

HUNDREDS of tonnes of ‘eyesore’ rubble in Lockerbie could finally be on the move.

Rector of Lockerbie Academy Brian Asher at the site of the former school

Diggers have been seen this week in the grounds of the former Lockerbie Academy, shifting piles of bricks and debris left behind as a result of the building’s demolition.

Owner of the site, Ivor Williamson of Rosefield Salvage, was this week unavailable for comment.

However, in the past he has said the rubble would remain as it could be very valuable for any future development on the Dryfe Road land.

But shedding some light on the latest works, Annandale North Councillor Stephen Thompson said: “Removal of rubble from the old school site in Lockerbie has been privately organised and this should be happening over the coming weeks, which will make a welcome difference.

“Council officers have also advised that there is also a potential for screening options around the site boundary, but this will be looked at again after the removal has been completed.”

Cameron Lauder lives next door to the site and has welcomed the developments.

He said: “It’s good to finally see some sort of activity in getting the site looking less of an eyesore as you enter or leave the town.

“Hopefully the powersthat-be will have realised their shortcomings in negotiations at the time of the sale and subsequent demolition.”

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