Burnopfield Lib Dem campaigners Judith Fletcher and Martin Williams are taking up concerns raised by local residents over the safety of the disused Total garage on the village’s Front Street.
“As well as being an eyesore,” said Judith, “there is a disused petrol pump and a great deal of debris on the site that has not been sealed off and secured. The site has been given planning permission to be used for housing, but until the work has taken place, it remains a hazard.”
Martin added, “Following concerns local residents have raised with us, we have written to Derwentside Council to ask whether the safety of the site has been assessed. If this is not the case, we will be fighting for this to happen as a matter of urgency.”