Concerns over Tay bridge project route
Concerns remain over a controversial Tay bridge project despite praise from local councillors and MSPs over a recent cash boost.
The Scone and District Community Council has voiced its concerns over the position of the Cross Tay Link Road route that will drive straight through a planned housing development area and cause“safety and environmental problems.”
Vice-chair of the Scone and District Community Council, Professor Jill Belch, said:“We are not against this road in principle. “Our problem is with the route. “It crosses to the north of existing Scone and it goes through the middle of the suggested new development, including a new school.”
A statement on the community council’s Facebook page also reads: “When we discovered this publicly funded road passed through a much loved and used green space, Highfield Wood, we raised concerns about shifting the significant air pollution already associated with this traffic, noise and light pollution, along with traffic danger (50mph), to us here in Scone.
“We are asking for the road to be moved north, away from residents.
“Their homes and our green space as such an action would provide a clearer route for CTLR users, avoid the safety and environmental problems created by traffic near houses, avoid the safety and environmental problems created by traffic near schools and also permit greater recreational use of the Highfield Plantation without requirement to cross the CTLR road.”
First Minster Nicola Sturgeon visited Perth on Monday to confirm the funding for the project.
It has been warmly welcomed by many politicians.