The Oban Times

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There has been con­cern voiced about the pro­pos­als for a new devel­op­ment be­tween Dun­beg and Gana­van that could see as many as 600 new homes be­ing con­structed, as well as the in­stal­la­tion of a new round­about at the main road junc­tion into the vil­lage.

Put for­ward to Argyll and Bute Coun­cil by the Link Group Ltd, a ma­jor Scot­tish so­cial land­lord, the scheme pro­poses ‘a mix of for-sale units and multi-ten­ure af­ford­able homes’, in­clud­ing ‘re­cre­ation, com­mer­cial, com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties, busi­ness and in­dus­try and three strate­gic devel­op­ment roads’ on ‘va­cant land to the north of A85 be­tween ex­ist­ing set­tle­ments of Dun­beg and Gana­van’.

While there are cer­tainly pos­i­tives in Link’s pro­posal, there are very ob­vi­ous ques­tions sur­round­ing the sup­port­ing in­fra­struc­ture for such a devel­op­ment, not least of which is the pres­sure such a project would place on lo­cal health care and ed­u­ca­tion. Af­ter all, the res­i­dents of the 600 new homes would re­quire to be reg­is­tered with a GP prac­tice and the chil­dren must at­tend school.

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion takes place to­mor­row and we would urge all in­ter­ested par­ties to at­tend and have their say. Full story, turn to page one.

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