Local Politicians call for engagement over Scone North as consultation nears end

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has been joined by local Councillor Dennis Melloy and Conservative Strathmore Council Candidate Colin Stewart to highlight the coming deadline for representations on a planning application for housing expansion in Scone.

The Scone North development proposes 700 new homes for the village with the proposed Cross Tay Link Road designed to help ease congestion and traffic flow.

A recent survey found that an overwhelming majority of Scone residents oppose the plan, which concerns surrounding traffic congestion, access to services and air pollution.

972 public representations have been made to the neighbourhood consultation so far with residents having until the 10th of March to make their views, both for and against, heard.

Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said:

“Scone residents have just over a week to make their views known, for or against, on the plan for 700 new homes and I would urge them to participate in this consultation.

“So far local residents have been vocal in raising concerns over these plans and this could be their last chance to make their feelings known.”

Cllr Dennis Melloy said:

“The Scone North proposal represents a huge development and one that will have significant implications for the existing residents in the village. It is therefore very important that their views are heard and I am calling on those who have not already done so to submit their comments to the consultation which will close in just over a week. Don’t be left out and complain later, let your voice be heard now!!”

Strathmore Council Candidate Colin Stewart said:

“All of the feedback I have received from Scone residents has been in opposition to this development.

“There are real and legitimate concerns over pollution, congestion and access to services and these questions have thus far gone unanswered. The views of existing residents must be listened to and I am calling on them to stand up and make sure their voice is heard.”

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