A HOMEOWNER says she's launching legal action against housing bosses for failing to clear overgrown land which blocks rear access to her home.

Carol Anne Leisk, who lives in Auchenbothie Road, says the problem has been going on for 10 years and has created a fire hazard which blocks an escape route.

She was originally told the land - which is being used as a dumping ground - wasn't owned by River Clyde Homes but they subsequently admitted responsibility for it.

Carol Anne, who has lived in the street for 20 years, was finally told after the Telegraph intervened and asked questions of the housing association.

But more than four months on she says RCH have not followed up on their word to come up with a plan to clear the mess.

Carol Anne, 50, said: "I want to take legal action and pay for a lawyer to get hold of them.

"It's a fire risk, there is no escape route.

"A tree is growing at the back and is coming into our garden and blocking out the light."

Carol Anne, who works for EE, previously told how she had to fork out an extra £400 to get roughcasting work carried out as workmen said they needed to erect scaffolding because it was so difficult to get access to the building.

She said: "I want my £400 back for that and I want the whole area cleared.

"We are not getting the chance to enjoy our property because of this."

Bosses at River Clyde Homes confirmed that the ground is owned by them but added that there is no right of access across or through in the title deeds.

Carine Strain, senior asset and development manager, said: “River Clyde Homes has discussed this issue directly with the owner on two occasion at the end of 2020.

"We agreed that as part of our winter programme of grounds maintenance works we would clear a narrow strip along the boundary fence to prevent growth from the area encroaching into gardens through the fences.

"These works are on the programme and will be attended to shortly."