Cash strapped Moray Council paid £1.2 million for houses in Elgin only to leave them sitting empty after the Western Link Road project was aborted.
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Council accused of ‘pouring cash down the drain’ with £48k interest costs on scrapped Elgin road scheme
Moray Council has been accused of “pouring cash down the drain” after it emerged it will be charged nearly £50,000 in interest for money it held for 15 years.
Cash-strapped Moray Council faces the “embarrassment” of having to hand back £168,000 to a property firm after they were too slow to use it.
Designers have insisted the main thoroughfare through a Moray housing development has to “strike a balance” between ease for new residents while deterring extra traffic.
Campaigners have called for a new railway bridge in the west of Elgin as the town braces itself for overnight closures on a “vital” route.
A leading campaigner against Elgin's controversial western link road project is now gearing up for another transport fight.
The local authority is facing calls to resurrect multimillion-pound plans for a congestion-busting road in a Moray town.
Moray Council is forging ahead with plans to tackle congestion in Elgin despite warnings that an eastern link road could provoke complaints.
Elgin's new traffic management proposals were formed from the ashes of a controversial roads scheme which was scrapped following years of heated debate.
More than 800 residents have responded to a survey on how to combat congestion in Moray's biggest town.
Motorists are being urged to help shape Moray Council plans to combat congestion in Elgin.
The abandoned Western Link Road scheme could pave the way for a cut-price congesting-busting plan for Elgin.
Moray Council is going back to the drawing board next week to stop Elgin's streets becoming congested by new housing developments.
Moray Council is poised to hammer another nail into the coffin of a controversial roads project that was recently scrapped.
A top actor born and raised in Elgin has claimed that his Moray roots prevented him from making it big in the UK.
Plans for a mammoth expansion of Elgin could spark the resurrection of a contentious roads project recently scrapped by Moray Council.
Developers whose commitment to expanding Elgin was thrown into question when a major roads project was scrapped say they remain dedicated to creating new homes in the town.
Moray Council's leader has faced down calls for his resignation and vowed to stay in his job until at least next year.
Speculation is mounting that the leader of Moray Council could stand down after a controversial roads project championed by the ruling group was axed.
The leader of Moray Council has admitted his position could be in jeopardy after a roads project he championed was sensationally scrapped.
This week's decision to ditch plans for the Western Link Road could put plans to expand Elgin in doubt.
Moray Council has scrapped controversial plans to create a multi-million-pound relief road through Elgin in a bid to save money.
Campaigners against a controversial Moray Council road scheme have claimed new financial pressures facing the local authority present the most compelling reason yet to scrap the plan.
TRAFFIC on Moray's busiest trunk road will be diverted through quiet residential streets while emergency repairs are carried out on a burst water pipe.
A leading councillor has claimed plans for a major expansion of the south of Elgin justify the need for a controversial congestion-busting road.
The soaring cost of the divisive Elgin Western Link Road project has been approved - by just one vote.
SNP councillors have branded the cost of Elgin's controversial Western Link Road "staggering".
Moray Council's leaders were under fire last night after backing the new bigger budget for a controversial road scheme at a stormy meeting.
The cost of a controversial road project in Moray has soared to £11.8million - prompting fresh calls for it to be scrapped.
Council chiefs have taken a small step forward in their battle to win over residents fighting to block a controversial road project.
Claims that a major traffic jam in Elgin would have been avoided if the disputed Western Link Road had been in place have sparked a fresh row over the purpose of the divisive proposal.