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Legal oversight is a time bomb in Charlotte Square development

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In the rush to consider the Charlotte Square development the Council have omitted to produce a proper traffic and environmental study for the scheme which means the paperwork the Councillors of the Transport, INfrastructure and Environmental Committee will have before them isn't fit for purpose.

The legal requirements of a pre-scheme study have not been met and this leaves the project, upon which work has already been started, with a huge question mark over it.

The project itself is an attempt to restore an iconic Square to it's former glory and in that it is laudable.  

But yet again it has profound effects, like the tram and many other current projects, on the ability of the city to manage it's road traffic--the default situation for which for our Council appears to be to just cram more and more traffic into residnetial streets across the city.