Talks aim to focus local concerns over A96 route plans

Meet the planners sessions to be held in Moray to discuss A96 Dualling.
MSP to meet the Transport Minister this week for A96 discussions.

A MEETING WILL take place this week that is aimed at underlining local fears of the route the dualling of the A96 will take through Moray.

Scottish Conservative MSP Douglas Ross will meet with the Transport Minister in Edinburgh to discuss the project – and relay the concerns of his constituents in Moray.

The MSP said that he welcomed the planned ‘meet the team’ events already announced by Transport Scotland that take place on October 4, 5 and 6 in Fochabers, Forres and Elgin, adding that they would give the public a chance to make their feelings known.

He added: “A number of constituents have contacted me in recent months quite rightly concerned over possible routes for the A96 Hardmuir to Fochabers section – and I hope that these events will give them and others the opportunity to air these matters directly to both Transport Scotland and their design consultants MMS.

“I will be meeting with the Transport Minister in Edinburgh this week to discuss the project and to ensure that he fully understands the concerns people have highlighted to me over the potential impact the dualling may have, should the wrong routes be selected.

“I had hoped the Minister would meet me in Moray but he refused – however, I was determined to sit down with him and express the concerns of local people.

“I would be keen to hear from anyone about their own views on the route which I can raise with the Minister and would encourage people to attend the forthcoming meetings to have their feedback recorded and to ensure that the right scheme is delivered by the Scottish Government.”

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