Public need more information says councillor
A Rutherglen councillor says people living near the route of the proposed Cathkin Relief Road should be given better information on the project.
Councillor Robert Brown believes plans and information provided to the public within the planning application are “not satisfactory.”
The Lib Dem member for Rutherglen South said: “I have become increasingly unhappy with both the nature of the information provided for the Cathkin Relief Road and the quality of the justification for it.
“The plans provided with the planning application are poor and difficult to follow.
“It may be that they make sense to an architect or engineer but I personally find them very unhelpful and I am sure this applies to many local people too.”
Councillor Brown said that a 3D map should be produced, adding: “The Cathkin Relief Road, whether people support it or are against it, has significant implications particularly for people living along the route of the proposed road.
“It is vital that local residents should be able to have a clear view of what it means, both to stop unnecessary worry and to enable people to have a straightforward understanding of the effects on themselves and their neighbourhood.”
He a d of Roads
and Transportation, Gordon Mackay, said: “There is extensive and detailed content within the planning application which can be fully inspected at the council website or the Planning Office in the East Kilbride Civic Centre.
“Further drawings were also made available locally last week in Fernhill Community Centre.”