Posted on July 18th, 2012 No comments
The Highland Liberal Democrats will continue to lead the charge to secure a date for the Nairn by-pass to go ahead. On July 28th Local MP Danny Alexander and a team of Highland Liberal Democrat volunteers will becampaigning at the Nairn Show. The team will be distributing stickers, collecting petition sign ups and most importantly listening to the concerns of the people of Nairn.
Commenting, former Nairn councillor and local activist Graham Marsden says:
”Lack of a by-pass through Nairn diminishes not only the quality of life and environment for locals, but has a devastating cost impact for business users of the A96 through Nairn, which must run into millions of pounds annually. Recent predictions of time-scale on this issue from Scottish Government sources suggest there is unlikely to be substantive progress before 2021, that’s just not acceptable, once again, failing to maximise the Highland economy for the benefit of local people, tourism and vital business interests.”
Highland Lib Dem David Green added:
“The SNP have failed to capitalise on the additional money made available to them for infrastructure investment across Scotland.We need the Scottish Government to start taking local people seriously, and commit to a realistic timetable for the work.
Posted on January 17th, 2010 No comments
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Posted on February 27th, 2009 No comments
The Highland Liberal Democrats will tomorrow (Saturday) launch a campaign to secure a date for the Nairn by-pass to go ahead. Local MP Danny Alexander, Nairn Lib Dem councillor Graham Marsden and a team of volunteers will distribute campaign stickers to every home in Nairn, and launch a new interactive website – www.nairnbypass.co.uk – to develop the case.
The by-pass, which was included in December’s Strategic Transport Projects Review, will take the busy A96 out of central Nairn, cutting congestion and helping to resolve serious concerns about traffic speed in the outskirts of the town. Although the project was included, it is not yet known when it will receive funding between 2012 and 2032.
Commenting ahead of the launch, Danny Alexander said:
“People in Nairn welcomed the fact that the by-pass they have waited many years for was included in the recent transport projects review.
“It is increasingly clear that inclusion in that document alone is by no means a guarantee of seeing action in the near future. Apart from the new Forth Crossing, the Government’s priorities seem still to be largely up in the air.
“That is a concern for many people in the Highlands, but we need to keep up the pressure and turn it into an opportunity.”
Nairn councillor Graham Marsden added:
“We need to make the case that safety concerns, congestion and the impact on Nairn’s economy will not get any better. The scale of development plans for the town make it even more important that there is clarity about the timescale for putting key infrastructure in place.
“If we don’t want to wait until 2032 to see funding, the message must be clear that Nairn needs a by-pass now.”
Reporters and photographers are invited to attend at the Old Library Car Park in central Nairn (opposite the new community centre) at 10:30am on Saturday.