Community Council run drop-in meeting for residents to discuss the planned housing developments will be held in the village hall on Thursday 2nd May from 2:00pm till 7:00pm. Have your say.

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Carr-Bridge & Vicinity Community Council

CARR-BRIDGE

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CARR ROAD

The Community Council is holding a public drop-in meeting on Thursday 2nd May from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

To allow residents to assess the impact of this development and to enable them to make appropriate representation to the Highland Council. The Final date for responses to HC is 10th May. However the plan has been called in by CNPA (National Park) and there may be further opportunities to comment. It is best if you wish to comment to do so before the 10th of May. While the CC will make a comment based on the feedback from residents it is also important for residents to make individual response in writing to HC.

The Community Council currently identifies the main issues that concern residents to be:

Carr Road is totally unsuitable for further traffic. Has no pavement. Safer route to school. Inadequate junction where it joins the Main Street.Traffic will be mainly 8:00 till 9:00, some double trips (school run) when children are walking that route to school. Increased of back route to Grantown (single track)

The size of the development. In total 96 houses of which 72 will be built opposite Carr Place and 24 close to Crannich Park. Considerable impact on the village social balance. Residents must of necessity work elsewhere making it more of a dormitory village. Would prefer the affordable/amenity houses.balanced throughout the development rather than all pushed into one place.

Environmental Impact. The Environmental study is considered by some residents to be flawed (e.g. didn’t find any red squirrels) Construction will destroy 2/3rds of the forest not just the ‘bull’ field.

Come along to the meeting and tell us if you have any further concerns or indeed if you have positive comments on the development

The plans can be viewed on the Highland Council website at

 http://www.highland.gov.uk/yourenvironment/planning/eplanning

Comments can be made on the site or in writing to ePlanning Centre, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, INVERNESS, IV3 5NX

Must be lodged before 10th May 2013

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