A petition has begun demanding that the owner of a derelict factory in Lurgan clear and secure the site or sell it.
The petition was started by the North Lurgan Community Association after residents staged a protest at the former Clendinings site on Monday.
Hundreds gathered between Victoria Street and Lake Street angered at the persistent anti-social behaviour and the lack of security at the site.
Owner, Mr Philip Bassett, spoke to the Lurgan Mail this week saying anti-social behaviour was hampering future development of the land.
He said he was keen to develop the site but a number of issues were thwarting progress including anti-social behaviour.
Though the area has been zoned for housing, no development has occurred since the factory site was cleared some years ago.
In a statement North Lurgan Community Association said it is creating a petition on behalf of the local community.
“The residents are tired of the anti-social behaviour in the old Clendinings site.
“The destructive behaviour of the young people, both from the area and also outside the area, is having a detrimental affect on the people within the community.
“We are asking people to sign this petition as we want to send a clear message to the landowner that immediate action is required.
“We need the site cleared and secured or sold to the Council at a realistic price.
“We need action before there is serious injury or loss of life in this dilapidated building site.”
Just last week the police issued a hard hitting video warning of the serious dangers at the derelict site.
The PSNI also detailed a number of serious incidents involving children who were unconscious or became ill on the site and urged parents to mindful of where their children are.
Here is a link to the petition