A single track road in Oban has been closed off – forcing campers to take their vans through a new housing estate.
Glenshellach Road, which leads to the Roseview Camping and Caravan Park, has been shut by Argyll and Bute Council, forcing motorists onto nearby McKelvie Road.
The route leads to the new development, Catalina Avenue, behind Lorn and the Islands Hospital.
Last night locals raised safety concerns about the move, and warned the road would be “chock-a-block” in the summer.
George Berry, of Oban Community Council, said: “It is absolutely ridiculous.
“There are various people up in arms in McKelvie Road. There are kids playing there. OK, there are speed bumps, but it is the volume of traffic going through that housing estate that is the problem. It’s an absolute nightmare.”
Marri Malloy, chairwoman of the community council, said: “I know what they are saying about it being a single track road, but there were never any problems before.
“I think it will make it harder for tourers to find the caravan park if they have to go through a housing estate, before it was just a straightforward road.
“It is going to be chock-a-block in the summer time. They are all family houses at McKelvie Road and there will be kids out playing.”
A spokeswoman for the council defended the decision, and said had been included in planning blueprints for the housing development.
She said: “This is part of the housing development plan – Glenshellach Road is single track, whereas the new McKelvie Road is more suitable for the level traffic arising from the new housing development.
“It features in the local development plan and the relevant order was advertised in the local press in early April. The route remains a public right of way for cyclists, etc.”
The owner of Roseview Caravan Park declined to comment.