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Falkland war kicks off as historic enclosure goes to the wall

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April 9 2010

 Falkland war kicks off as historic enclosure goes to the wall
Lomond Homes have been accused of a ‘smash and grab’ after reneging on a deal to partially dismantle a 250 year old sandstone wall in the Fife town of Falkland.

Citing health & safety issues the developers hired a JCB to bulldoze a 20m section of the wall, only stopping when “livid” locals blocked the diggers destructive path with their cars and called in police.

Dr Bob McLellan, Fife Council's head of transportation services stated that a verbal agreement had been struck with the developer to “only take the top metre off the wall,” but Lomond state that the remaining stonework was so unsafe it was not viable.

The developer has agreed to discuss the feasibility of rebuilding the wall.

2 Comments

Sandy Fraser
#1 Posted by Sandy Fraser on 9 Apr 2010 at 15:56 PM
This behaviour is totally unacceptable. Fife Council should be taking this company to court over their vandalism. If they do not, the door will be open to others to follow suit.
Stuart
#2 Posted by Stuart on 9 Apr 2010 at 17:42 PM
Watch it happen
http://video.stv.tv/bc/news-080410-wall/
The JCB stated work and was unstoppable - the onsite contractor called all the shots. Out of any control by council. In contrast to the house developer, nobody present could see any 'unviable' fault lines in the wall. Not a job to emulate.

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