How the Proposed A96 Route Could Affect the Roseisle Area
You may already be aware of the proposals by Transport Scotland to dual the section of the A96 between Hardmuir and Fochabers. In June exhibitions were held which published proposed routes, two of which will affect our area.
One of the proposed northern routes will pass north of Newton village see the map below where they propose to construct a roundabout on the main A96 and Burghead road
See the proposed details in more depth by following the link below:
- The two routes Orange (O5) and Green (G1) will cut swathes of land at least 80 meters wide.
- If the land proves to be challenging in terms of gradient or areas of poor drainage, then swathes up to 120 wide will be cut.
- 8 Meter high bridges will be constructed over the Burghead and Duffus roads and large areas of land will be taken for junctions currently proposed for Rosenewton and Ardgye (marked by the Diamond Chevron in the image below) including land taken and used as areas for sustainable drainage systems from road rainwater.
You may not feel this affects you, but whilst we wait for the final route to be confirmed if the northern route is chosen these are some of the possible concerns that may impact on the area.
- Reduction in property value if the Northern route is approved
- Impact on quality of life while the works are carried out
- Noise, Pollution, Vibration and Visual Impact
- Impact on local rural economy access to and from work whilst works are carried out
Make your comments urgently by the 4th of August 2017 via the form below:
To help if you do have objections this document has been put together to help people