A change of direction in the blog today; I will update you on some actions I brought away from Community Council last night and then I shall share with you my vision for the design of the business premises.
Community Council Actions
So last night’s meeting was a good one as it turned out (mostly) including a presentation on the next Angus Local Development Plan consultation which generated much thought provoking discussion. You probably will not be surprised to hear that usually at such discussions I can be relied upon to mention sustainable public transport. So this time I held back and waited to see what else was raised. The topic of new build housing was first up – with a suggestion that Kirriemuir dies not need additional housing because the current infrastructure cannot support many more people and already the majority of people leave Kirriemuir each day to go to their employment.
Although we need jobs to come to Kirriemuir the surrounding towns have large volumes of empty business land; a developer has just started, many years after it was originally approved, the business land development along the road (on Dog’s field) and why do we think that will fill up when other developments have not? Sound familiar? I think I argued much the same a few days ago when I was being all Arthur Dent and Dog was protest peeing on signs! but that was not my contribution last night. Read More…