Councillor voices dissent over layby at Mintlaw school

Central Buchan councillor Jim Ingram
Central Buchan councillor Jim Ingram

A Buchan Councillor has voiced his dissent after traffic calming measures were agreed upon for a layby at Mintlaw Primary School.

Jim Ingram, a Central Buchan councillor who resides in Mintlaw says the proposed measures by the Infrastructure Committee for the A950 Longside Road do not go far enough.

Under the proposal, which was accepted by the Buchan Area Committee, only cars would be able to park on the layby between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday.

The action is to stop large vehicles from stopping during school hours.

However Councillor Ingram believes cars should have a limited stopping time on the layby outside the school as he believes, “It’s parents that are the problem”

Regarding his statement Cllr Ingram said: “I stand to take the chop in the neck but the truth is the truth.”

He added: “This is on the main route through the village and it does cause problems to the villagers and to local residents and it does cause traffic congestion.”

Cllr Ingram proposed that the report be sent back to the Infrastructure Services but was unanimously overruled by the other members of the area committee.