HOME owners relocated as a result of traces of RAAC found in their flats have been told the buildings may be demolished.

It is reported that owners attended a meeting last Thursday with representatives of Clackmannanshire Council, where they discussed potential outcomes for the three blocks of flats in Tillicoultry, which have been vacant since October.

One of the outcomes could see three Tillicoultry flat blocks torn down, with more than 50 residents needing to be permanently rehomed.

The three blocks of flats would then be redeveloped where possible, but this has left some home owners worried that any settlement they receive may not be enough.

A concerned owner said: “We were told at a meeting on Thursday, February 15 that our flats are to be demolished by Clackmannanshire Council.

“The council hopes to reach a settlement and buy out the other owners within the next six months instead of going down the compulsory purchase route.

“They are still waiting on final engineers reports. The decision to demolish will be taken by elected members following recommendations from officers.

“It would then be the council’s intentions to redevelop the sites where possible.

“Owners are concerned that any offer won’t be enough to buy a replacement home and they will be left paying rent to the council for the rest of their lives.”

As reported by the Advertiser, three blocks of flats in Tillicoultry were found to contain traces of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), which is proven to crumble easily.

This led to the blocks of flats being hit with a dangerous building notice, with all residents moved into temporary homeless accommodation while the council carried out reports and inspections.

Since then, the flats, located on Chapelle Crescent, Park Street and High Street, Tillicoultry, have lain empty, while councillors awaited reports being finalised.

The council told the Advertiser that no decision had been made about demolishing the buildings, insisting once reports were finalised, a decision would be made.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We recognise that this is a worrying time for those concerned and we will continue to provide appropriate support and updates when they are available to those directly affected.

“The situation remains are reported at the council meeting earlier this month.

“Options for permanent solutions for the three blocks of flats that were decanted, in Chapelle Crescent, High Street and Park Street, are still being explored.

“Once we have reviewed the full written reports from the structural engineers, we will be able to present options to council for a final decision to be made on next steps.”