Limavady Deputy Mayor, DUP councillor, Alan Robinson has added to the calls for the demolition of the former KFC site in Ballykelly village which he said had become a focal point for a small element to gather within and indulge in anti social activity since it closed several years ago.
Speaking today the Deputy Mayor said: “It continues to attract anti social elements and will do so until such times that the bulldozers arrive on site and provide the peace local residents deserve. The internal building has now been totally destroyed by vandals and all that what’s left is a shell but whilst the structure and site remains it will continue to act like a magnet to those intent on vandalism.
“The eyesore is situated on a slightly elevated position on the main road adjacent to residential housing. Needless to say that everyone that I have spoken to want this building demolished and the site cleared. The building is no longer owned by KFC but it is believed that it was purchased by a developer for residential housing which never materialised. I would make a direct appeal to the owners asking that they bring an end to the suffering of local villagers. Ideally they need to bulldoze this carbuncle. As Deputy Mayor of this Borough I would implore the owners to come forward, to speak to the Council, to speak to the community or even speak to me. I appreciate that the developer in these difficult times may be under financial restraints which may limit what they can do but nevertheless if we talk we may find a solution, a solution that could benefit all.”