Elaine Bailey writes on the petition page she has created on Change.org:
"This petition is for people living in Nairnshire, Highlands of Scotland and for those who travel the A96 through Nairn. We need in excess of 2,000 signatures fast!
Serious consideration is being given to a proposal that is currently in the hands of Fergus Ewing MSP. The proposal is to hasten completion of Nairn Bypass and save tax payers’ money. Mr Ewing would like to know if this has support in Nairnshire.
At present, the design of Nairn bypass ends at Hardmuir, four miles east of Nairn. This is different from what was originally planned, which was that the bypass should end at the east of the town, just past Sainsbury’s.
The new, and rather surprising, preferred route that came into being in 2014 also bypasses Auldearn to the north of the village before ending at Hardmuir. This is causing a lot of concern to local people as, if allowed to go ahead, it will rip up prime farmland, potentially putting farms out of business, people out of jobs and ruining homes. This means that there will be lengthy public enquiries and legal challenges, at a high cost to the tax payer. The result will be a delay, of several years, to the start of Nairn bypass. "
You can read more of Elaines suggestion of how to speed up the bypass process by droppin the contentious section for now here on the petition page she created.