CLACKS COUNCIL has pledged their continued support to the residents forced to leave their homes due to RAAC.

As reported by the Advertiser, three blocks of flats have been evacuated after traces of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete were found in the roofs.

These residents have remained displaced from their homes, while the flats themselves have been placed with a dangerous building notice.

A report presented to council during the meeting on Thursday, November 30 showed that an extensive desktop survey of the council’s housing stock was undertaken.

This was to identify any building that had traces of RAAC in the structures, with 72 homes across seven blocks of flats found to have RAAC in quantities that does not pose immediate concern and is able to be “managed and monitored.”

However, three blocks of flats – 75-97 Chapelle Crescent, 6-22 Park Street and 35-51 High Street, all in Tillicoultry – was found to contain RAAC in poor condition, forcing the council to evacuate them.

Owners and residents were place in temporary accommodation around the Wee County and beyond, in hotels and homeless shelters.

The report continued to inform that no schools were found to contain RAAC.

Further investigations are taking place on social work and care home buildings, civic buildings and commercial estate to detect RAAC.

Cllr Jane McTaggart, spokesperson for housing and property, said: “We recognise this has been a worrying and challenging time for the residents directly affected.

“Council staff have been working really hard to provide as much support as it is possible to the individuals and families involved and will continue to do so.”