Ma­jor­ity against plan says Killen

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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