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Demolition works take place at former Scotts Mills site

Demolition work at the former Scotts Mills site. MC 29

Demolition work has been taking place at the historic former premises of Scotts Mills on the Mountjoy Road in Omagh.

The extensive site is the subject of planning approval for the erection of a superstore with associated carparking, service yard, access arrangements, landscaping and general site works.

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The derelict buildings have also been targeted by arsonists on at least two occasions during the past number of years.

The managing director of Fane Valley Feeds, David Garrett, said this week that the demolition work was aimed at removing recyclable steel and other material before further development work takes place.

“We are removing all the steel for recycling and have also taken away the old buildings,” he said.

“It means that the site will be ready for development, although there is no announcement on that as yet from either Fane Valley or the development.

“The work on the site should be finished this week and the premises will then go quiet again.”

Opened in 1850, Scotts Mills was based at the site until its move to the Bankmore Road in Omagh in 2010.

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