High Bonnybridge neighbours to make point on scrap

Baillie Billy Buchanan and his committee will hear the concerns of neighbours at the site
Baillie Billy Buchanan and his committee will hear the concerns of neighbours at the site

Neighbours will argue against scrap metal being allowed to be stockpiled near their homes.

Councillors will visit the site at High Bonnybridge on April 13 before deciding if it should be given planning permission.

Owners All Parts Auto Salvage has been using the land to store tons of scrap material since last August – without the approval of Falkirk Council or watchdogs the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

The company, which is owned by well known scrap metal merchants Angus Braidwood and Sons Limited, also operates a vehicle recycling facility on the land at Hillview Road and has now applied for the required paperwork for both to be granted.

Residents living nearby are calling for the ‘blot on the landscape’ that has been created to be removed – permanently. Over 60 letters of objection have been lodged.

One homeowner said: “We have no issue with the car crushing operation, but hope to persuade Baillie Billy Buchanan and his committee to stop the storage of heavy duty industrial scrap which is an eyesore and causes noise and pollution.”