Councillors have welcome improvements to a north-east travellers site following a major cash boost.
Members of the Banff and Buchan area committee yesterday heard about upgrades to the Greenbanks travellers site in Banff after Aberdeenshire Council ploughed £350,000 into improving conditions.
Residents previously raised concerns about the site, with a string of complaints relating to damp in the walls and rusty toilets.
However, councillors at Banff and Buchan Area Committee were informed that the upgrade is “progressing well” and is expected to be completed in the next few weeks ahead of the site re-opening in April for the start of the season.
Housing manager at Aberdeenshire Council, Ally Macleod said: “You can see a difference in the site.”
However, Mr Macleod believes issues such as occupancy levels and health and safety could do with some further investigation.
It was agreed that a further report will come back to the committee following another round of consultation with residents on site regarding the potential for extending the opening season.
A report prepared for yesterday’s meeting stated: “Initial engagement with residents on site has indicated that this would be welcomed.”