Development Group hears long-term plans

MEMBERS of the Carnoustie Development Group heard on Tuesday what might be happening in the burgh over the next 14 years.

They were given a presentation of an early draft of the Angus Council Main Issues Report (MIR), which looks at possibilities for developing the county over.

This long-term plan is in its very early stages and includes possible development areas for Carnoustie, Monifieth, and Arbroath as well as other burghs and villages.

A question and answer session followed with the various possible options for Carnoustie being discussed at some length.

The most important fact to emerge is that the consultation period with all citizens in the town begins now. Full information about the report is available at the Public Library and the Access office on High Street.

Peter Burke and Darren Keddie of the development group will be co-ordinating the views of the membership and will present these to Angus Council by the cut off date of January 5 next year.

Mr Burke commented: “Some of these proposals are far-reaching and because they will be deciding the future of the burgh for the next 14 years they need to be looked at by anyone and everyone.

“Bear in mind that they are only proposals, not an agreed plan, so far. If you agree, or disagree with some or any of the proposals, or feel that there are critical items missing, then make sure your views are known.

“The library and the Access office have full details of the report and how to respond. And you can respond online free of charge in the library.”