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Next Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 18th May 2016, in Balloch Village Hall
There is a need for ongoing vigilance regarding bogus workmen in the area. Residents who are concerned about a workman who has ‘cold called’ should tell them they will be contacting the Police and then do so using the 101 number or Crimestoppers. Take details of vehicles if possible.
A96 PROPOSALS WILL AFFECT BALLOCH
Consultation: A96 Dualling – Inverness to Nairn
Deadline for Comments 14 March 2016
Are you aware that the “preferred option” for this has been announced? (see plans below)
A96 Dualling Plans
Are you aware that:
· This route will run BETWEEN the current A96 and Barn Church Road?
· The proposal is to have the the A96 RAISED up an embankment for this stretch and at the junction with Barn Church Road at Upper Cullernie?
· The result will be a substantially altered view, increased levels of vehicle noise and light intrusion from headlights
Balloch Community Council consider that, whilst it is unlikely the route will be changed, the original proposals (Oct 2014) to run the A96 through a cutting at this junction will be less intrusive both visually and regarding noise and light pollution. It would also be preferable if the new road were not raised. In addition there are 2 proposals for Milton of Culloden, of which Option 2 provides significantly better access.
BCC will be making representation to this effect, but direct feedback from residents will help to reinforce this.
Further details of the
proposals, including a feedback form are available at www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a96-inverness-nairn-including-nairn-bypass.
Please find below a link to the Police Scotland website for the area: