Community’s voice ignored
Sir, - I was very interested to read about Councillor Bill Duff’s concerns regarding the impact of a private housing development on a ‘historic’ path in Forfar (The Courier, January 11).
Funny that because, not 10 days ago, he did not appear similarly concerned when he voted to demolish Damacre School in Brechin to make way for housing. This despite a raft of concerns, including the impact on road safety.
An application for the erection of one private dwelling was turned down only recently near the site of Damacre due to concerns on the impact on road safety.
An alternative site of the old St Drostan’s care home which has none of the associated issues with Damacre was also identified.
Damacre School was responsible for the education of Sir Robert Watson Watt, among other Brechin luminaries. He was, arguably, responsible for Great Britain’s victory in the second world war in Europe and thus the man who prevented the ultimate victory of fascism in the western world.
The level of hypocrisy and inconsistency in this is quite nauseating.
Mark Arbuthnott. 94 Market Street, Brechin.
I went to the meeting expecting a fair, honest hearing but instead saw a show of utter contempt to a group of people who asked reasonable questions and expected backing from, at the very least, the three local councillors who we as a community put our trust in