Speak up to pro­tect our charm­ing town

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - NEWS - Con­cerned, Blair­gowrie

With the launch of PKC’s Lo­cal De­vel­op­ment Plan 2 and the prospect of mas­sive overde­vel­op­ment in Blair­gowrie, I would urge all those peo­ple who op­pose this end­less raft of hous­ing pro­pos­als to make their feel­ings known to PKC be­fore Fe­bru­ary 4.

Blair­gowrie is a charm­ing county town with it’s own char­ac­ter­is­tics, but un­less suf­fi­cient num­bers of res­i­dents stand up to be counted, these feck­less, bru­tal plan­ners will de­stroy the true iden­tity of the town.

They seem to have em­barked on a fren­zied rush to cre­ate a sprawl­ing me­trop­o­lis which most lo­cals don’t want.

In my neigh­bour­hood they are go­ing to build over all of the avail­able green belt land, and in the process will de­stroy a sig­nif­i­cant wildlife habi­tat and sev­eral mag­nif­i­cent an­cient trees. For what? Some new houses!!!

I un­der­stand the need for more hous­ing, but not in the huge num­bers pro­posed by this mav­er­ick plan­ning depart­ment. Their record of late does not au­gur well for fu­ture de­ci­sions be­ing the cor­rect ones.

They bull­dozed through an en­tirely in­ap­pro­pri­ate pro­posal at Black­thorn Place, and short-changed the town of Blair­gowrie with their tawdry, self­ish han­dling of the Hill Pri­mary School site.

In both of these cases they were im­per­vi­ous to public opin­ion, and in­stead were only too happy to oblige de­vel­op­ers.

This is a wor­ry­ing trend and will only serve to di­min­ish what lit­tle public trust re­mains in the plan­ning process.

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