“Please fix this disgraceful road” - Owen

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AN ELLON councillor has repeated calls for improvements to be undertaken immediately at Balmacassie Industrial Estate.

Cllr Gillian Owen made the calls at Formartine Area Committee meeting, during discussions about a new recycling facility at the estate.

The estate belongs to local developers Bruce and Partners, who retain responsibility for maintaining the roads in question. Cllr Owen has campaigned on the issue for a number of years now, citing concerns both safety and the town’s image.

She said: “I have repeatedly asked officers to contact Bruce and Partners about the state of the road. Bruce and Partners repeatedly make promises to bring it up to a reasonable standard and never do.”

“We the Council are directing residents up to the recycling centre yet the road surface is dire. Drivers are zigzagging around the holes and this has been made worse by the manhole covers sinking further into the road. Officers are now as frustrated as I am about the continued broken promises.”

“The business park has been able to encourage big local firms to re-locate in Ellon, but what message is being given to their workers and visitors to the site? Paths not tarred but with grass growing up to 2ft high, large craters that you have to miss and huge water puddles where the water is unable to drain away.

“Please Mr Bruce fix this appalling mess so that we can be proud of this fantastic facility in Ellon.”