COUNCIL bosses have moved to assure concerned residents that an eyesore building is being taken seriously.

Tendring Council are looking into available options it can take to tackle the issue of Parkeston House in Adelaide Street, which was being converted into flats before work was stopped after safety concerns weeks after it had begun in March 2013.

Last month developer Eze Kinsley was found guilty of two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work act and jailed for 30 months.

The site has been left in a state of disrepair and has been branded a ‘bomb-site’ by petitioning residents who want action to be taken.

Council leader Mick Page said he shares the resident’s concerns but it is impossible to put a timescale on a resolution.

“We are monitoring the building to assess if there is any immediate danger to the public and we are looking at how we can best make it secure,” he said.

“We are also concerned that its current condition breaches building regulations and we are considering what action to take. This may well involve formal action through the courts.

“I can assure you we are taking the situation very seriously and looking for the best way forward to tackle the matter."