Housing scheme traffic remains an issue

Councillor Donald Kelly.
Councillor Donald Kelly.

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A year after pressing for a full traffic management review of two Campbeltown streets, a South Kintyre councillor is frustrated by the lack of action to address issues faced by residents.

Argyll First councillor Donald Kelly raised concerns about speeding drivers and dangerous parking in the Davaar Avenue and Meadows Avenue areas in September 2020 and called for a review to be carried out.

And while a report on measures which could enhance road safety in the two housing schemes was discussed at a meeting of Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands (MAKI) Area Committee in March this year, Councillor Kelly feels not enough has been done since.

He raised the issue again at another meeting of the MAKI Area Committee, last Wednesday, where it was revealed that another report is to be discussed at the committee’s December meeting.

Councillor Kelly said: ‘It is extremely disappointing and frustrating regarding the time it is taking for the roads department to prepare a detailed report.

‘I have requested that all issues are included, such as parking, speeding and possible introductions of one-way systems.

‘These are obviously just suggestions and if any or all were deemed possible, the opinions of all constituents living in these areas would require to be taken into consideration.’