Dun­beg com­mu­nity views be­ing ig­nored

The Oban Times - - Letters -

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.

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