Published: 09/08/2017 12:59 - Updated: 09/08/2017 17:59

Checks asked for re Dalwhinnie's water of life

 

The council is considering quarry plan

 

Concerns have been raised about problems at Dalwhinnie if the nearby quarry is allowed to triple in size.

Local Highland Councillor Pippa Hadley has asked planning officers to ensure the nearby water source, which supplies Dalwhinnie Distillery, will not be disturbed by the expansion.

Leiths Scotland wants to expand the Carn Dhomhnuill site to 15 hectares but Councillor Hadley has raised questions over whether the village’s roads will cope with the increased traffic.

A proposal of application notice (PAN) was presented to Highland Council’s south planning applications committee on Tuesday (August 8) ahead of a full planning application which will be lodged following a 12-week consultation period.

Ms Hadley asked: "What will the impact of traffic be and which likely route it would take?

"It’s highly likely it will be taken through the village of Dalwhinnie but there’s three crunch points on the roads that come out from the village. There’s a bridge on the Crubenmore A9 junction that is a bit shoogly, there’s another one which is under construction at the minute going from the quarry to Dalwhinnie and if you were going that way there has been traffic problems because of roadworks."

Officers agreed to take the concerns back to the applicant for consideration, ahead of a public exhibition due to take place at Dalwhinnie Village Hall on Tuesday (August 15).

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