One of our regular readers Murd Dunbar has sent us a copy of a leaflet he received through the door today. Murd lives in Queenspark one of the areas that could be impacted severlely by development at South Nairn.
Murd doesn't go with the thinking on this one though and still continues to plough a minority furrow with his views on all things South Nairn. This is what he told the Gurn:
"There is A saying. IF IT AINT BROKEN DON'T FIX IT
Well in my opinion and that of ALL I have spoken to have expressed.
Station brae system is not only broken but DANGEROUS
I have suggested REMOVING THE islands from the brae install three way traffic lights at the Balblair junction something that works at Moss-side on to the A96. This would make using the brae safer.
River C.C. appear to be more focused on stopping Nairn South than making the brae safe for those who have to use it at the moment.
Never have I heard any what I would consider a sensible suggestion for making the brae safer from any of the meetings I have attended.
Surely people's safety in the community is more important than trying to stop houses being built.
At the moment there is no infrastructure for housing but THE BRAE IS A DANGER TO ALL WHO USE IT.
Why try to stop any thing that would improve the brae?"
Here at the Gurn we are still of the opinion that the Station Brae is a very unpleasant area for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike and it's no good the council saying there is no money to do anything, something has to be done to make that area safer. As for more development, until a credible solution (a flyover, or a tunnel perhaps?) comes up we feel that the idea putting hundreds more houses up there borders on insanity. Let's get building badly needed houses on Sandown first, it's town land and we can invest the profits in more housing and amenities for the community. There's enough room at Sandown to get going on affordable public housing, private housing, self-build, eco-exhibition, tepees - you name it let's do it and just forget about South Nairn!