IHBC features ‘Heritage the doorstep’: Demolishing Ayr Station Hotel ‘would have huge environment impact’

A campaigner has warned the Scottish Government that proposals to demolish Ayr’s fire-ravaged Station Hotel could have a major environmental impact, reports The Ayr Advertiser.

image for illustration only – Ayr Station Hotel By Goodreg3 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Ayr Advertiser writes:

Safety, health and environment consultant Harry Corrigan, a member of the Ayr Station Hotel Action Group has warned 400,000 tons of rubble will need to be transported across Ayrshire if the building is finally demolished…

Both the action group and conservation organisers SAVE Britain’s Heritage have urged the council not to demolish the building.

Mr Corrigan has written to environment minister Lorna Slater urging her to consider the environmental impact of demolition….

A South Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “Safety works are ongoing at the former Ayr Station Hotel building.

“It’s too early to say if demolition will be required…”

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