Monday, 2 September 2013

Nairn South - The Environment

The River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust is a non political organisation, but we do have interest in the local environment.The current local hot issue is the question of the Nairn South development plans and it's impact on Nairn. It is pretty obvious that we the local population of Nairn, are opposed to the current plans without proper infrastructure being put in place to cope with such a development. Maybe it suits certain politicians and planners to have Nairn as a dormitory to Inverness, where Nairn is considered a place to live and everyone commutes to Inverness to shop and work ! This is totally unacceptable to the people of Nairn where the quality of life, work and leisure, should be under local control as much as possible. We already see far too much dereliction, shops closing , and congested roads, and many locals have already taken action to try and reverse this decline through signing up to NICE, (Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise). Nairn has a lot to offer by way of natural beauty and the local Environment, and this must be protected for the benefit of all. The River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trustees therefore supports the planned demonstration / march planned for Sunday September the 15th, by West Community councillor Rosemary Young and other local community councils. This direct action is three days before a vital planning meeting to be debated in Inverness, where these plans were previously given the go ahead without proper local approval !
The future of Nairn and it's environment is important to all of us, and I would commend Cllr Youngs plans for the demonstration / march. This is due to start at 2pm at the Nairn Bus station to the Cawdor road site. If you are concerned about the future of Nairn, now is your chance to perhaps influence events !

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