THIS PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED TO PUBLISH INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT BANGOUR VILLAGE. ANY ENQUIRIES IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO DECHMONT COMMUNITY COUNCIL SUB-COMMITTEE VIA THE ADDRESS OR CONTACT FORM BELOW:
BANGOUR VILLAGE SITE UPDATE FRIDAY 3rd JULY 2020
The current Temporary Traffic Restriction Order is valid from 23/06 to 14/07. West Lothian Council are looking to extend this period. This would be a decision for WLC Highways.
Section 11 - this is the remit of WLC
Section 20 - Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 - this is the legislation that provide the duties of a police constable. The police have been using this legislation to prevent crime, maintain order and protect life and property. i.e. encouraging persons not to enter the Village Bangour site based on the grounds of public safety.
BANGOUR VILLAGE SITE UPDATE JUNE 2020
Dechmont Community Council have been liaising with Ambassador Group and associated officials in relation to the recurrent and distressing behaviour taking place at Bangour.
We are aware of the impact this is having on the community of Dechmont.
The following deterrents have been imposed:
Additional security has been put in place
CCTV has been installed on the site
Section 20 of the land reform act is operational
TTRO (temporary traffic restriction order) is in place on the farm road
Police Scotland - have increased presence and are regularly surveilling the area
If you become aware of any criminal activity or feel threatened in way whatsoever, please call 999 immediately.
Profile Security number for the main switch board is 0131 554 7527
Chair of Dechmont Community Council
RESTRICTIONS TO ACCESS AT BANGOUR SITE
Under Section 11 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, the Bangour site will be closed to all visitors including Dechmont residents from 9pm to 6am between the18th and 22nd of June 2020.
There will be a minimum of 2 weeks public consultation period via local newspapers followed by a notification, with a view to implementing this legislation for 6 months.
This decision was made to reduce further damage to the site and minimise distress to the local community.
this is the situation as of the middle of June. Please continue to check back on this website for further updates.