Sunday, 12 November 2006

High Mill Update

Many residents will recall that, last year, at my request and following residents’ complaints, the area of ground to the north of High Mill was cleared of the remains of the Half Time School and debris left by a developer - the work to tidy being carried out by the City Council under its planning enforcement powers. The half time school remains are in storage.

Many residents have complained to me that the area is now getting untidy again – overgrown grass & litter (see right). Therefore, following my request to the Planning Enforcement Officer, she has written to the Belgium-based owner in the following terms:-

“Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997
Re: Area of ground to the south of Stevens Yard, Dundee

"I am writing to you as the Council has recently received some complaints with regards to the condition of the above piece of land.

"I would advise that the Council is continuing to monitor the above site and would request that you consider implementing a maintenance plan to ensure the condition of the land does not deteriorate thus leading to it having a detrimental effect on the visual amenity of the surrounding area. Failure to maintain this piece of land in a satisfactory condition may result in the Council taking further enforcement action."