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Andrew Gransden

Further to this discussion, can I ask for a clarification on the different between Residential and Local Access roads? Many roads are classified as Residential where is my area of Scotland there are very few residents.

Of the roads categories, Highways are motorways/autobahns/freeways, Main roads are trunk/A roads, Local Access appears to be listed as B roads and all other paved roads are listed as Residential. These are obviously based on urban rather than rural road infrastructure. I can accept that. However, can we have should guidance issued?

Going back to my example of the B9016 (Keith to Portgordon) I submitted changes to ‘upgrade’ this B road from Residential to Local Access. Some of this have today been rejected without explanation. Surely, local knowledge should take priority over a specialist who does not know the area or roads.