NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

New bypass suggested for Ellon rather than bridge over Ythan

Aberdeenshire councillors are being encouraged to opt for a new bypass in Ellon instead of a bridge over the River Ythan.

The plans form part of the proposals for the Cromleybank development, which would see almost 1,000 homes being built in the town.

New schools, shops, a hotel, and sports pitches are included.

The 3km road would link the B9005 to the A920. The issue will be discussed at the Formartine area committee.

The local development plan for the area suggests a new bridge would be needed to deal with the increase in traffic flow caused by the site.

However, council officials are recommending that members opt for a southern bypass instead, which would divert traffic away from the Ellon town centre junctions.

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