Feb 23



Time and again we read in the local paper that development and progress are being hampered by senseless bureaucracy imposed by people who spend little or no time in our community but are quite happy to try to dictate what goes on.
Not only is this behaviour damaging to our community it holds back positive developments and investment. This nonsense must stop.

Preservation must be balanced with progress. As a director of Bute Conservation Trust I am committed to preserving our built and natural heritage. However, I also want to see our community thrive.

We cannot live in the past. Rather than drive away those who want to invest in our community we need to embrace ideas and developments which will breathe new life into this community and create much needed employment.