Monday, 13 October 2014

SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL continues to do nothing about illegally erected fence on public land

Planning Services

South Ayrshire Council
Burns House
Burns Statue Square

Dear Sir/Madam,


On 3rd July 2006 I visited Troon in Ayrshire where my Mum still stays and where my friend’s family were visiting for a short holiday. I re-attended the site on 2nd September 2013 and within the last fortnight and found it as it was in 2006. 

At the end of Lady Margaret Drive the entrance to Fullarton Woods is blocked by a metal fence, and the path behind is overgrown through lack of use. I was rather confused since the woodland behind the fence is a public space and the road in front of the fence is also a public space

This is the house at 21 Lady Margaret Drive, Troon, Ayrshire. Its appearance does not indicate that the owner or owners of this property are in any way responsible for the erection of the illegal fence between this property and 34 Lady Margaret Drive, Troon, Ayrshire (the mentioning of this property also not conveying any responsibility).
I discovered by calling South Ayrshire Council in 2006 that the fence had not been erected by South Ayrshire Council and indeed had been placed there illegally by the owner of the adjacent property. Several steps in the past had been taken to have it removed but this had not been followed up recently as no complaints had been received about the lack of a ‘right of way’ at the place in the recent past.
I wish to make a complaint about this fence and ask what steps you intend to take to have it removed. I also wish to complain that although this fence has been erected there illegally you have time and time again ignored pleas to have something done about it.

Thanks for your help and I continue to look forward to a speedy and satisfactory resolution to this matter.

Yours sincerely
Christopher Crawford 

NB: An update regarding this will follow shortly once I am able to do some additional research, having received a response from South Ayrshire Council