Fettercairn Arch works – “On hold” say Councillors

Mearns Conservative Cllr George Carr reported to Mearns Community Council this week that works which were due to start on 9th January to realign the controversial road layout at Fettercairn Arch have been requested by Mearns Cllrs to be put on hold.

Cllr Carr explained  “due to the level of complaints regarding the current road layout, the proposed works need to be a solution to the problem. Protection of  the Royal Arch and alleviate  the ongoing damage vehicles incur due to the poor road layout must be a priority.

Local businesses are also being negatively impacted by the current Arch layout as motorists are by-passing the village. It is essential that we get an improved solution here.

We have requested that computer modelling is instigated to dictate how the road should be laid out,  rather than a “suck it and see” process  where further work could then be necessary with consequential  additional cost. 

Once new plans are worked up, they will be presented and  tabled at the Church Hall for the public to comment and  will also encompass a review of road signage over the village. Notification of this presentation will be notified in due course.”