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A BCCG meeting was held on the 16th February 2022. The meeting was chaired by Graham Nicholson. The aim of the meeting was to discuss possible ways to reduce the adverse impacts of CTLR traffic on the Braes of the Carse and to reach a consensus view to put to Perth and Kinross Council (PKC).

It was agreed at the meeting that a standard 30mph speed limit would be requested for all the single- track roads between the A90 and the A94, plus a separate set of mitigations for the Balbeggie to Abernyte B road.

Appropriate signage would also be required to encourage the majority of traffic to use the A roads (especially the Perth ring road) to travel on to destinations such as Dundee, Kinross etc. With the Braes ‘Walking and Cycling Roads’ being well used by locals, and also cyclists from further afield, it is imperative that additional traffic from the CTLR is minimised and speed limits are in place to protect walkers and cyclists.

A second CTLR meeting was held on the 3rd March, with Rait Community Council, PKC councillors, PKC officers and BCCG members – again chaired by Graham Nicholson. The consensus view of Rait CC and BCCG was presented to PKC i.e. 30mph speed limits on all single track roads, special measures for the Balbeggie to Abernyte road, signage and other mitigation measures. PKC councillors and officers were generally supportive.

Councillor Alasdair Bailey has recently proposed that some outline ideas on mitigation are sketched out by PKC Traffic and Network/Safety team and bought to a ‘charrette’ type forum in the autumn for local communities to give feedback prior to any formal proposals going into statutory processes.

We will update BCCG members as we hear more.

Kilspindie Church Meeting 7th April Rait Village Hall

 A meeting has been organised to explore ideas to find a use for Kilspindie Church now that it is no longer to be used as a church.
The meeting will take place on 7th April at 6.00pm at Rait Village Hall.
Please come along and suggest/explore ideas that could help to save the church building and help to benefit the local communities.
Everyone is very welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

CTLR Meeting

Thursday 3rd March 2022 at 6pm

Rait Village Hall

Members are invited to a meeting with PKC to discuss issues relating to Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR). The CTLR (to be completed in 2024) will link the A9 dual carriageway across the Tay to the Scone Road just below the Scone aerodrome.

The CTLR dual carriageway will extend the by-pass around Perth depositing potentially large amounts of traffic on the A94 Scone to Coupar Angus road. The missing link in the Perth by-pass is unfortunately routes across the Braes of the Carse roads down to the A90 dual carriageway.

It was agreed at the BCCG meeting on the 16th of February 2022 that we ask PKC to take as many steps as possible to reduce the volume of traffic crossing the Braes roads – including setting a 30mph limit on all the single track roads between the A94 and the A90. This will hopefully result in sat nav travel times routing the traffic around the Braes of the Carse rather than straight across us.

It is important that we try to seek as many ways as possible to protect our roads/walking and cycling roads and communities from potentially significant increases in non-local traffic using our roads as rat-runs between the A90 and the CTLR.

Please come along to the meeting to show your support for protecting our roads and communities.

Non-members welcome.

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Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 6pm

Rait Village Hall

Members are invited to a meeting to discuss issues relating to roads.

BCCG is shortly to be consulted by PKC on recent speed limits/walking and cycling roads. Also, we will discuss the Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) which is to be completed in 2024 – linking the A9 dual carriageway across the Tay to the Scone Road (just below the Scone aerodrome).

The meeting will be Chaired by Graham Nicholson. Although we do not yet know how much traffic from the CTLR will short cut across the Braes of the Carse roads, it is important that we try to seek ways to protect our roads/walking and cycling roads and communities from potentially significant increases in non-local traffic.

Follow Up Meeting – Graham has organised a meeting with Council Officers and Local Councillors to discuss road - related issues. This will take place on the 3rd March at Rait Village Hall.