Public need more in­for­ma­tion says coun­cil­lor

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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