RESIDENTS on Chapelle Crescent are appealing for answers having had no indication of when they can return to their homes.

Homeowners and tenants were evacuated from a housing block two weeks ago and are no closer to finding out when they can return.

The building was cleared after traces of the dangerous RAAC concrete were discovered during a building inspection.

In the short term, Clacks Council then moved everyone into temporary accommodation.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said they were asked to make a list of items to clear from the property.

They told the Advertiser: “I had a call from someone at the council office telling me the flat is a danger to life so I had to make a list of anything I would like.

“The council went in and got them back for us. We weren’t allowed big items of furniture as it wasn’t safe.

“To say I’m distraught is an understatement. My mental health is really suffering because of this and I don’t know what to do.”

The council confirmed to the Advertiser that a dangerous building notice has been placed on the block of flats for the time being.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The safety of tenants and residents remains our priority.

“The building at 75 to 97 Chapelle Crescent has been served with a dangerous building notice due to potential safety issues with the condition of RAAC.

“This meant residents were evacuated to alternative accommodation.

“Detailed investigations are taking place at Chapelle Crescent and while this work is ongoing, we are continuing to support the affected residents and will keep them informed of any developments.

“We are unable to comment further until these investigations are complete and we have had the opportunity to review our building engineer’s report.”

Meanwhile, Mark Ruskell MSP has written to the minister for housing to ask for clarity on what support is available for displaced residents.

The Green MSP wrote to Paul McLennan in order to provide full legal support and advice for residents in his constituency who have been affected by the evacuation.

Mr Ruskell said: “No one should feel unsafe in their own homes.

“Yet, the uncertainty over the safety of RAAC has forced residents out of their homes and into temporary accommodation in Clackmannanshire.

“It’s crucial that all residents in this situation have access to the right legal advice and support to help them navigate this difficult time.

“And while temporary accommodation is an essential stop-gap, we must see remedial works completed quickly so that residents can return to their homes.

“Clackmannanshire Council must also accelerate their work in identifying any other problem properties across the Wee County so that residents can be sure of their safety.

“I look forward to a response from the minister for housing on these matters – so I can ensure my constituents in Tillicoultry are supported in the best possible way in this challenging situation.”