Crieff petition lodged against housing plan
Nicole Reid • Published 11 May 2012 09:30
CONCERNED Crieff residents have lodged a petition against the Local Development Plan.
A resident's letter with 20 signatures and a number of individual letters objecting to the development at H57 were submitted to the council.
The deadline for final comment passed in April but Crieff residents are waiting with apprehension to hear if their objections have been effective.
They raised concerns about flooding, increased traffic and more building in the area.
Many worry the town boundary will change and questioned the need for more sites in Crieff.
Local resident Joan Dyer told the Strathallan Times: "In our part of the town, Ritchie Place and Rintoul Avenue, H57, on the plan we are concerned about the prospect of flooding from the field behind Ritchie Place as it is very boggy and the burn at the bottom of our gardens does not really drain it.
"We are also concerned about the increase in traffic on Dollerie Terrace and the Madderty Road. At present there is only a proposed local plan so we do not have any information about where the access to the proposed development will be, the type of housing or the landscaping.
"We feel that there are numerous sites already being built on in Crieff which are not yet completed so why open new ones.
"If the proposal goes ahead the town boundary will also change and go out into green belt land. There are no services in this end of the town apart from a post box on the other side of the Madderty Road and the shop at the petrol station."
She suggested: "60 houses could perhaps be more easily be incorporated into the site proposed for the Broich close to the new supermarket and the new primary school when they will eventually be built."
Once the deadline for comment passed Joan told the Times: "We have lodged a resident's letter with the council with 20 signatures and also submitted individual letters.
"Time will tell if they are effective."
This article appeared in Strathallan Times 11 May 12
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