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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 January 2006, 22:42 GMT
Communities rally against bypass
Preferred route

Angry residents living on the chosen route for Aberdeen's bypass will meet on Friday night to organise a campaign against the road.

They are furious that the Scottish Executive's public consultation options did not include the one chosen.

The bypass is intended to solve growing transport congestion around Aberdeen.

Last month a route was chosen through the affluent Milltimber suburb, instead of the nearby Camphill community for people with learning difficulties.

The bypass could cost up to 395m.

Transport Minister Tavish Scott rejected the five original options in favour of a compromise route through Milltimber Brae, with a new fast link via Netherley to Stonehaven.

The decision was met with shock by Milltimber residents who claim they were not consulted.

They are meeting on Friday with other communities on the chosen route to discuss their next move.


SEE ALSO:
Deal reached on route for bypass
01 Dec 05 |  Scotland
Rolf Harris backs bypass protest
02 May 05 |  Scotland
Consultation ends on bypass plan
29 Apr 05 |  Scotland
Bypass cost projections revealed
04 Mar 05 |  Scotland
Trust's concerns over bypass plan
31 Aug 04 |  Scotland
Tractor protest stops bypass work
30 Mar 04 |  Scotland


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