Another month and another successful coffee morning! Some 30 people came to the village hall last Tuesday morning to enjoy coffee, cake and chat. This included 4 holiday visitors to the area who called in for morning coffee on their way to play golf at Strathtay.
As ever, there was plenty of fresh home baking on offer and the made-on-the-spot pancakes are proving a great hit.
A get-well card for Andy Burt was signed by all, and the latest news is that Andy has been moved to Aberfeldy Hospital to continue his recovery.
Towards the end of the week we received some welcome news about the Local Development Plan. You will recall that there was considerable concern in the village when Perth & Kinross Council published the draft Local Development Plan some months ago. It proposed 2 significant sites for housing development on the edges of the village along with the designation of the old quarry “for industrial use”.
The Community Council and the FVA campaigned against these proposals, which were felt to be inappropriate, and enlisted the support of some of our local councillors. Early on, PKC agreed to drop one of the housing sites and we were very pleased to learn on Friday that the other proposed housing site (the first field on the left as you leave Fearnan on the Fortingall Road) will also be dropped from the Plan along with the proposed change to the designation of the quarry.
Many thanks to all who helped to achieve this result – in particular Councillor Ian Campbell, the Community Council, and those of you who wrote to the Council expressing your views.