Public meeting called on B.A.D. Lossie housing estate plans

Fisher Place

A public meeting is to be held to discuss reasons why two quiet Lossiemouth cul-de-sacs have been zoned as access routes to a proposed new housing estate in the town.

Residents were incensed when they noted changes to Moray’s Local Development Plan included proposals to open up Fisher Place and Halliman Way to through-traffic, linking over 250 proposed new homes with Boyd Anderson Drive.

Council officials made the changes after deeming that the access routes were a requirement under the terms of the Scottish Government ‘Designing Streets’ policy statement – a position hotly disputed by members of the recently formed action group Stop the B.A.D. Access.

Last month the group presented a 200+ petition to the Lossiemouth Community Council with a request that it be passed on to Moray Council.

At the same time members of the group sought the assistance of community councillors and later held talks with Richard Lochhead MSP, who undertook to “seek clarification” over the issue from both Moray Council and the Scottish Government.

Now local councillor John Cowe has arranged a public meeting to take place this month when an official from Moray Council will seek to address issues of concern raised by the action group.

The meeting will be held in the dining hall at Lossiemouth High School on Wednesday, June 18 from 7pm until 9pm.

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