Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Perthshire South & Kinross-shire constituency, is to host a public meeting to enable local residents to share their concerns about the implications of the proposed gas works in Crieff.
The public meeting will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Strathearn Community Campus at 10.30am on Saturday 16 February.
Highlighting the need for this meeting, Ms Cunningham said:
“During a very useful recent meeting with David McCann, Manager of the Crieff Succeeds BID, both David and I agreed that there was a need for a public meeting – aside from Scottish Gas Networks’ own consultation exercise – where the full range of community concerns about these
upcoming proposed works can be fully aired.
“There are likely to be a number of issues and I want to ensure that they are all well and widely understood, for example the question of whether pedestrian access will be restricted as well as the restrictions on vehicles.
“Whilst I understand and accept that these works are important, it is important, too, that the concerns of the local community are taken on board and that the disruption to local homes and businesses is minimised as much as possible, particularly given the experiences of previous phases of this project.”
Mr David McCann, Manager of the Crieff Succeeds BID, added:
“I very much welcome this meeting and hope that there will be a good turnout from those who face significant disruption when these works begin.
“It really is very important that all of the worries and concerns that people have about the potential disruption are openly and publicly addressed,“