News that a specialist plant engineering firm that employs eight people will close in September after being evicted from its yard in North Connel prompted an angry reaction.
Kenny Pearson blasted: ‘ This is absolutely shocking, why would you buy a house next to a working coal yard/ HGV firm that has been there for years, then complain about the noise! Shame on you!!’ Fiona Bennett wrote: ‘ This is appalling. Young businesses should be supported and encouraged. Given the uncertainty of our country’s future just now you’d think they’d be going out of their way to support this enterprising company. The council has made a very poor decision here indeed. They should be ashamed of themselves putting people that have worked so hard out of business and out of work.’
Craig Somerville posted: ‘ This is ridiculous on the home owner and the council’s part. Surely when you buy a house you check out what’s round about it. Also what’s the problem with the airport site? I can’t see the airport expanding going by all the controversies that surrounded it.’
Elspeth Allan said: ‘A&B council hang your heads in shame, a company that is much needed in the area You are closing down because of A complainant. This is an absolute disgrace and I hope the nationals get hold of this story and highlight the plight of this company. Name and shame councillors and A complainant.’ Mary Morrison posted: ‘Disgraceful. Hope this gets sorted quickly and everyone keeps their jobs.’ Margaret Eisler agreed: ‘ This is crazy. Jobs gone and for what? Surely the planning and zoning would be on the side of the HGV firm?’ Dorothee Gotz asked: ‘ What sort of businesses are meant to go onto the airport site if this one isn’t suitable?’ Greig Macphail said simply: ‘ This is ridiculous.’