So­cial me­dia

The Oban Times - - Letters -

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.’

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