Exhibition to show latest western link developments

Moray Council will host a two-day exhibition in Elgin next week providing the latest information over their western link road proposals.

A detailed design of the £8.5million project is nearing completion with hopes that a formal planning application will be ready later this year.

Moray Council say that the latest exhibition is one of a series staged to keep the public “fully engaged” in the process and allow the opportunity to provide feedback which has already been helpful in the detailed design of the scheme.

Earlier this year Moray councillors approved the use of a compulsory purchase order to acquire the land necessary for the new road, however, a council spokesman said that it is hoped negotiations with landowners will remove the need for compulsory acquisition.

The public exhibition will be held in the Gallery at Elgin Library on Wednesday, September 25 from 10am to 8pm and then on Thursday, September 26 from 9.30am to 5pm.

Staff from Moray Council and consultants Jacobs UK Ltd will be on hand to discuss the updated proposals and to answer questions.

A council spokesman said: “There is still time to make changes to the design before the planning application is finalised and we are keen to hear people’s views and to answer any queries they might have.”

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