The Oban Times - - News - George Berry

AT THE most re­cent meet­ing of Oban Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, the pro­pos­als for fu­ture build­ing of houses in the Dun­beg to Gana­van cor­ri­dor was dis­cussed.

I was very in­ter­ested to hear Coun­cil­lor Roddy McCuish give the com­mu­nity coun­cil an idea as to the lay­out of the next phase of build­ing.

How­ever, I was less than pleased to hear that the houses built at the top of the hill would be for the cap­i­tal­ist side of life, the lux­ury range, as Coun­cil­lor McCuish said, that’s where the money is for the busi­ness.

I would hon­estly like to say that, in my ideal world, wouldn’t it be lovely if the builder were to des­ig­nate the land at the hills over­look­ing to Gana­van to se­nior cit­i­zens’ hous­ing.

That would be a fan­tas­tic way for our pen­sion­ers to spend their twi­light years – in houses with a lovely view.

The re­al­ity is that, in­stead, the build­ing com­pa­nies are look­ing for noth­ing other than fi­nan­cial gain.

Heaven for­bid that the builders would con­struct the ‘high end’ houses in the mid­dle of the es­tate where those and such as those would not have a view to en­joy.

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