Wednesday, 18 September 2013

People Power Wins

As an Advocate of people power and the belief that Nairn needs a By-pass and upgraded infrastructure, I was obliged to turn up for the united Demonstration against the South Nairn development plan this morning. I was pleased to see a wide section of the Nairn public , including some Trust members voicing their rights.

Latest news is that the region planning committee has turned down the development plans by 13 votes to 8 after an amendment by two of our local councillors Laurie Fraser and Michael Green, well done to them for backing Nairn and the common sense approach.

 This victory may be short lived since the developers can appeal. As mentioned previously the River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust has no objection to sensible housing development provided the roads and infrastructure is there to support it. 

The River is of prime importance to the local economy, wildlife and tourism, and must be kept as pristine as possible, this means adequate sewerage treatment and infrastructure to handle any new housing added to Nairn housing stock. Some photos showing some of the protesters this morning, Well done !

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