Following our request to the CEOs of both the National Park and Stirling Council in May 2018 that a meeting was held at the earliest opportunity to address the traffic problems in Balmaha in conjunction with other relevant bodies a meeting took place at the end of August. The following information has come from the National Park.
Thank you to all those who attended last week’s meeting to look at developing sustainable solutions for traffic management at East Loch Lomond. I’m sure you’ll agree it was a useful opportunity to bring together everyone with an interest in this issue to look at the challenges we currently face, the actions needed in the short term, and to explore some potential medium and longer term solutions.
For those who could not attend, I attach the minutes of the meeting, along with notes from each of the group discussions.
There was a broad agreement at the meeting that no one agency will be able to deliver just one solution that will solve this issue, so we must work in partnership to create an action plan that includes a range of approaches. With this in mind I also attach the list of potential solutions discussed at the meeting for further review. We would appreciate it if you could take some time to consider these potential options further and let us know any further feedback on how they might affect you, their pros and cons, and how you could contribute to their delivery.
Please send your feedback through to Matt.Buckland@lochlomond-trossachs.org by Friday 5th October.
In the meantime, the core working group on this issue (made up of the National Park Authority, Stirling Council and Police Scotland) will continue to meet to progress our thoughts on this action plan.
Thanks again for taking the time to be a part of these discussions.
Director of Conservation & Visitor Operations
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
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