Time to speak up on future housing in Queensferry

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Controversial housing proposals in Queensferry will be discussed in more detail at a public meeting later this month.

Queensferry and District Community Council will host the event in Queensferry High School on Monday, September 22, from 6.30pm.

Focusing on the Local Development Plan 2, it will see the city council’s acting head of planning David Leslie, MPs, MSPs and local councillors all in attendance. However, the council’s planning convener, Ian Perry, declined.

Members of the public will be able to view the proposals between 6.30pm to 7.30pm with questions and answers being taken thereafter.

The LDP2 proposes a further 1500 homes need to be created in the local area over the next decade.

But with a further 1000 homes already planned for the town, the latest proposals have caused great concern.

Community council chairman Keith Giblett said: “The council’s planning committee has already approved the proposals but if we can show there is a swell of opinion opposed to the LDP2 proposals it would go before the Scottish Reporter. So it is essential that residents attend this meeting.”

October 3 is the deadline for representations and forms will be available on the night.