Minnigaff land turns into dumping ground

Fly tipping at Minnigaff disused building site.
Fly tipping at Minnigaff disused building site.

PARENTS in Minnigaff have voiced their disgust at a make­shift fly-tipping site which has cropped up near the school.

The site, which runs adjacent to the pathway between Doocot Terrace and the golf club, and which was given planning permission in 2009 for the construction of 10 homes by builder Jim Scott, has remained untouched by workmen.

Fly tipping by Newton Stewart Golf Course.

Fly tipping by Newton Stewart Golf Course.

Instead, it has become an open dumping ground for old electrical goods, sofas, broken furniture and even a set of bongo drums.

And one parent, who asked not to be named, said she feared for both the beauty of the area and the safety of the local kids.

She told the Gazette: “It’s an 
absolute eyesore and com­pletely open to anyone to dump stuff.

“It’s a popular bit to walk by and a really picturesque setting with the forest behind it, so it’s a terrible shame to see it like this. I’ve chased kids from the site, they climb all over it and I know 
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