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Speed up Nairn Bypass

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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.

To alleviate this situation, save time and money and allow Nairn bypass to go ahead without lengthy delays, the proposal is that the bypass ends just past Sainsbury’s as was originally planned.  There is no need to extend the bypass beyond the boundaries of the town.

The controversial section around Auldearn could become part of the next section of the A96 dualling project, which will end at Fochabers.  This section is in the very early stages of planning and is two years away from a route being defined. 

If you want Nairn bypass to go ahead without delay, please add your name to this petition and please share with all your family and friends.

Thank you.

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