Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Caravans at Riverside

Tonight's "Evening Telegraph" highlighted the continuing issue travellers' caravans in unauthorised sites - the latest being at the Riverside Business Park, west of the airport.

I have written to the City Council's Chief Executive and Director of Housing as follows :

David & Elaine

I have received concerns from constituents about the encampment of around 20 caravans at the Riverside Business Park, west of Dundee Airport.

Residents are concerned about the potential for mess being left from this unauthorised encampment and given the issues that there have already been at other locations recently – such as Birkhill Cemetery and Riverside Avenue, I was wondering what steps the City Council might take to encourage the travellers to use the council-owned facility at Balmuir Wood. This obviously provides proper facilities, unlike the site at the business park.

I would welcome your feedback on this and thank you in advance of your responses.

Best regards


Cllr Fraser Macpherson
Councillor for the West End
Liberal Democrat Group Leader - Dundee City Council