Jul 19 2012 by Clare Damodaran, Blairgowrie Adv
THE next draft of plans for Blairgowrie’s Riverside area are due this autumn.
Following the consultation period held in June, Perth and Kinross Council told the Blairie that they hope to have detailed designs ready to show the public in the early autumn.
A PKC spokesperson confirmed: “The council’s next steps in this project are to collate the results and use them to inform the next stage of design work and project priorities. Over the summer, we will be working on the designs, which will include working with interest groups on smaller aspects of the overall project.
“The aim for us is to present detailed designs to the community in early autumn 2012, providing a further opportunity for everyone to comment and give us their thoughts on the proposals.
“We are grateful for all who gave their time to submit a response –- around 70 people responded to this initial phase of consultation.”
Jim Bradley, Chairman of Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council, said at the last community council meeting: “Some of the suggestions put forward at the market included replacing the traffic lights at the Wellmeadow with a roundabout which would ease pressure on the bridge from queuing traffic and improve the flow of traffic in the town.
“Another suggestion was to allocate somewhere for allotments. We will pass all comments and suggestions onto Perth and Kinross Council as part of the public consultation.”