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Pipe work in Langlees to go ahead

Val Hunter says residents can't afford the pipe work. Picture: Lisa McPhillips (130236C)

Val Hunter says residents can't afford the pipe work. Picture: Lisa McPhillips (130236C)

 

Contentious council plans to replace water pipes are to go ahead despite resistance from residents.

Falkirk Council is pressing ahead with work to replace pipes to properties in Lomond Drive, Morar Drive and Dunkeld Place in Langlees.

Only one group of homes will not be affected by the work – after the 12 owners matched the council vote in a consultation ballot.

Work at three other groups will take place as they are all council-owned while in two other groups the council was the majority owner.

Owners of other properties in these sections are being notified work will be going ahead. The size of voting groups was dictated by the number of properties supplied by one pipe.

The council says the new pipes to each separate house are needed as burst water pipes, which run to more than one property, cause too much disruption.

Owners will have 28 days to appeal the decision to the Sheriff Court. A council spokesman said: “We would hope to carry out the work early in the financial year.”

Val Hunter, chairperson of Langlees, Bainsford and New Carron Community Council, said: “People just can’t afford this money and its grossly unfair that it’s being piloted in an area like Langlees.

“People are saying they will still fight against this decision so I expect appeals will be lodged.”

 

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