A GLASGOW businessman has hit out as mystery surrounds who owns the "embarrassing" road leading up to his land.

David McCutcheon is the CEO of Bullet Express, which sits at the end of the smaller Baillieston Road in the East End.

He and his workers have been based at the site since 2016, during which time, he claims, the quality of the road has fallen significantly and he received no support.

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The 60-year-old said: “There is a road onto the premises, which supplies both us and the park. This road, from day one, has been full of potholes and every time the winter comes it just gets worse and worse.

“There are no lights on the road either, apart from the ones that we put on and there is a fly-tipping situation as well.

“The road at the moment is strewn with potholes and is absolutely filthy. The council have done nothing at all.

“I spent around £500 of my own money, fixing the potholes that I just couldn’t wait for them to come to.

“It has gotten beyond a joke now."

Mr McCutcheon is desperate to get the holes fixed on the road and tidy the area, as he believes its appearance affects his business. But Glasgow City Council insists it has nothing to do with it.

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He said: “I’m really at my wit's end.

“When my clients come in, it’s so embarrassing they have to drive down this lane, around potholes and look at litter which blows all over the place.

“It’s local people who are parking here at night and throwing stuff out the window. When I come here at night, there are always cars parked along the way.

“It’s cups, fast food bags, but they also throw black bin bags which then burst.

“There is also a lovely embankment, which has become a place for fly-tipping as well.

“It’s gotten worse over the last couple of years, there is no doubt about it, especially during Covid.

“Over the last five years, I have been contacting Glasgow City Council regularly, with no result in terms of anybody doing anything remotely worthwhile with the road."

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The council said it is not responsible for maintaining the road, as it is not included in the register of public roads.

The businessman, who owns the land on which his business stands, however, claimed he is not the owner of the road itself and has been denied when attempting to put up a gate before.

He also explained that the same road is used by the public to access Early Braes Park.

Mr McCutcheon added: "During the summers, there were always three or four cars parked here as they go and walk their dogs in the park, that is what the space is mostly used for in terms of the public.

“What they have to do is to drive down to the bottom and do a U-turn, that is what shrews up the road and causes the potholes."

Having been at this location for seven years, he had plans to grow the site, which is now in jeopardy because of the quality of the road.

The Cambuslang native said: “We have a plot of land at the back there and we are looking to put another building there but we are seriously reconsidering it at the moment because we can’t be expanding on this site if we can’t get good and clean access.

"It will affect whether we are putting another building up and employing another 40 people.

“The area is going to lose jobs if we just take them elsewhere.

“Due to the fact that we couldn’t get the building up during the pandemic, we have taken two other sites away from here, so already there are lost jobs."

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The Glasgow Times has looked into the ownership on the Land Registry but was unable to find any information about it.

A spokesperson from Glasgow City Council said: “This road is privately owned and is not maintained by the council. The maintenance of the private property is a matter for the owners of that property.”