Dunbeg community views being ignored
Sir, I attended the drop-in consultation that Link had in Dunbeg school.
What struck me was that they appear not to have listened to – or, maybe more truthfully, totally ignored – what the Dunbeg community has been saying for more than three years: ‘No houses without proper road access and an upgraded school.’
The situation we find ourselves in is as follows: Dunbeg has an excellent school which is now at capacity, just as we predicted many years ago. There are no plans to extend the school.
Planning has allowed 75 houses to be built with part of the access road to the houses not owned by the council. This road is now falling apart and has no pavement to connect with the rest of the village. The road access in the interim being suggested would appear to be via Kirk Road but no detailed plans were seen for this.
Dunbeg has been asking for a roundabout at the main road junction. Cars are forced to stop on the main road coming from Oban when cars try to access Meadow Road.
It is clear that we in Dunbeg need to see detailed plans for road access and for provision at the school and it would seem that the only way forward for our village is to oppose any further, much needed, housing. No doubt this will be discussed at the next scheduled meeting of Dunbeg Community Council on Monday February 13 at 7.30pm in Dunbeg Church. Bill Harvey, Castle Road, Dunbeg.