Fraser has been LibDem Councillor for the West End on Dundee City Council since 2001 and has topped the poll in all of the 4 council elections he has contested. Fraser has served as the Council’s Education Convener, Finance Convener and Planning & Transport Convener. This blog has been the Top Councillor blog and a Top Ten blog in the LibDem & Scottish categories of the Total Politics Blogs Poll Awards.
I have expressed concern at yet another travellers’ encampment
springing up yesterday, this time at the former Scottish Water site at the RiversideBusinessPark immediately west of DundeeAirport.
This site was previously occupied in August 2010 and there are concerns that another encampment will lead to the sort of mess
left then – when a considerable mess was strewn and there were concerns about it
blowing over the airport runway.
It appears that, although the site was secured with a barrier
after the last occupation, this has been forced open.
The airport management is aware of the
situation and anxious to see a swift resolution. The former
Scottish Water site management company has already confirmed that legal
steps are being taken to get the matter swiftly resolved. I have also been in touch with City Council officers about the
I have asked the council officer who liaises with the travelling community to emphasise the availability of a properly serviced site for the travelling community at Balmuir Wood, near Tealing. The council provides this site for the travelling community so there is no excuse for this sort of occupation of privately owned ground.