Disappointment was expressed at the West Community Council meeting tonight over the recent decision to give planning permission to the controversial bus station garage development.
Rosemary Young expressed her dismay that issues raised by West CC were not presented at the planning meeting and that the views of the West should have carried equal weight with River CC who were the statutory consultees. The development is on the dividing line between the two councils’ areas and River were in favour with West opposed. Perhaps most forthright in condemnation of the development was former West CC member Graham Vine who said:
“I was utterly horrified to read that when one of our elected members suggested that there should be a site visit to decide whether or not they should build a 4 storey block at the bus station, another of Nairn’s elected members vetoed it and pushed it through without such a site visit. If and when a child is killed by a lorry reversing into that supermarket because there is nowhere for children to play, and they’re family flats. I will make sure that it is well publicised in the Nairnshire that that particular councillor is responsible for that child’s injury or death.”