Majority against plan says Killen
The “overwhelming majority” of people who turned up at a Rutherglen councillor’s special surgeries on the Relief Road were against the proposal.
Councillor Gerard Killen held three events which were attended by around 100 people.
In his submission ahead of next week’s committee, he said: “Most people felt that the suggested figure of £21m was an excessive amount for a relatively short stretch of road.”
He detailed concerns on noise, a loss of amenity, and environmental concerns.
He added: “A small number of those who contacted me expressed an alternative view that the road would reduce non-local traffic on roads such as Blairbeth Road and Fernhill Road and would improve safety, particularly for children going to school in the area.
“It was also felt that people living in the wider community may not be aware of the proposal or what advantage it may be to them.”
His submission concluded: “I trust the committee will consider these views in conjunction with the planning application before reaching a decision.”