Dun­beg peo­ple have been kept in the dark

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, Thank you for let­ting Dun­beg Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and us know about the plan­ning ap­proval for 600 new houses in three phases. With­out The Oban

Times, we would not have known. The lack of in­for­ma­tion from Argyll and Bute Coun­cil, Link Group and Trans­port Scot­land to our com­mu­nity coun­cil and peo­ple who live and work in our vil­lage in this whole process has been ap­palling.

Dun­beg Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is the only one that went round and found out what res­i­dents and peo­ple who work in the vil­lage want. The mes­sage was very clear: no more houses with­out proper roads, school and other in­fra­struc­ture.

We need to find out the fol­low­ing from coun­cil­lors, Trans­port Scot­land and Link Group.

* What num­ber of each type of hous­ing is be­ing pro­posed? How many peo­ple will be taken off the hous­ing list with these houses?

* What are the plans for the school which we know is near ca­pac­ity? One ru­mour cir­cu­lat­ing is Por­tak­bins and we all know the his­tory of Rock­field School and tem­po­rary build­ings.

* How does Trans­port Scot­land back a round­about from the Oban side some­time in the fu­ture? How does it think 300-plus ex­tra cars mov­ing morn­ing, lunchtime and evening can get into or out the vil­lage us­ing the ex­ist­ing en­trance with­out a round­about? Has the A85 to be blocked at these times by peo­ple try­ing to get in or out of Dun­beg? Who is the per­son or per­sons li­able in Trans­port Scot­land if there are in­juries or fa­tal­i­ties caused by its ad­vice?

* It has been said that a meet­ing is be­ing planned for a Fri­day be­tween 4pm and 6pm to tell peo­ple about this. Who is go­ing to come to a meet­ing at this time? It is clearly more lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. It is clear that ev­ery­body who re­sides and works in Dun­beg needs to get in­for­ma­tion through their let­ter­box.

It is clear that the only way for­ward is to say no to any more houses with­out mean­ing­ful di­a­logue with Dun­beg Com­mu­nity Coun­cil and the res­i­dents and those who work in Dun­beg. Bill Har­vey, Cas­tle Road, Dun­beg.

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