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Gas introduced to Ochtrelure and Belmont areas
MAINS GAS is
to begin to be introduced to the Ochtrelure and Belmont areas
of Stranraer within two months.
the pipeline suppliers ES Pipelines will be sent out to every
household in the next three to four weeks.
And Nick Clark
from the company told a meeting on Tuesday night
waited long enough for a gas connection so do not let the
grass grow under your feet because we want this to come
are offering an initial connection charge of £300 but warn
that this might increase in future years.
"I want you
to take that on board", he told the crowd.
"It will cost
more to bring back the contractor at a later date to do
a single connection".
Mr Clark said
that initially the company had looked at the Ochtrelure and
McMasters estates for mains gas but that the project had grown
and they were now also looking at other areas.
for McMasters Road was not detailed.
company Transco, who came under fire for the high price quoted
for connection in the same area have objected to ES Pipelines'
plans. But, Mr Clark said that their objections were likely
to be dismissed this week by gas regulators.
And, he added
"Once the contracts have gone out and come back , we are
looking to start by early October".
be prioritised depending on how big the uptake is and discussions
are continuing with Dumfries and Galloway Council to bring
local authority housing into the scheme.
quite a good support level across the whole project to be
able to get the best out of this", he said.