Resist Clarendon plan say Linlithgow residents

220812   Parking on clarendon road, linlithgow.
220812 Parking on clarendon road, linlithgow.

Linlithgow residents are gearing up to resist Gladman Developments’ proposals for the Clarendon area of town.

A petition is currently seeking support to persuade West Lothian Council that the scheme is flawed in several areas.

A Clarendon resident, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Journal and Gazette that she was vehemently opposed to the scheme which Gladman has submitted to the council in respect of the site which is partly within a conservation area. Local residents’ opposition crystalised at a meeting on Friday, November 1.

Opposition is focussed on proposed access to the site on grounds of road safety, disturbance of the local environment, overloading of the burden on Linlithgow health centre practitioners and the likely effect on the school roll, particularly at Low Port Primary School.

Our correspondent said: ‘‘This development does not impact on residents in Clarendon and Oatlands - it affects everyone in Linlithgow.

Another local resident, Crawford McGhie, has pulled together the views of the public meeting held on Friday, November 1, and emailed his findings to West Lothian Council. ‘‘Further consultation is required and justified,’’ he said.

Last week Gladman told readers the plans had been modified after extensive consultation with the Linlithgow public, and that they felt this road was the best primary access.

West Lothian Provost Tom Kerr said: ‘‘I will be taking accountof every objection and opinion raised when we come to deliberate this application.’’

And Councillor Tom Conn said he was aware of growing dissatisfaction in the town through comments made at his surgeries and online.

Comments will be accepted by West Lothian Council up to and including, Friday, November 21.