The road to the Inquiry was long and, for most objectors and onlookers, impossibly difficult to follow. The key milestones leading to the date when the Inquiry was announced can now be found in the Archive section of this website. Follow the link on the margin on the right to the previous version of the Inquiry page.

All the documents relating to the Inquiry are available on the website of the government-run Planning and Environmental Appeals Division. That is found at
http://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk. The case reference for the Inquiry into the A9 Dualling, Killiecrankie to Glen Garry scheme, is CPO-340-4.

There are over 1,600 documents relating just to the Inquiry. These include all the objections, the studies that were done at all stages of road planning, correspondence between Transport Scotland and relevant parties, evidence in support of respective claims and our submissions.

In addition to the written submissions kept on the DPEA website, the oral evidence given at the main inquiry was recorded and telecast. The videos are available on
http://www.dpea.public-i.tv and the sessions relating exclusively to Killiecrankie battlefield issues are found by searching the same case reference of CPO-340-4.

Our position aligned with that of many other participating objectors. To help streamline the process, the submissions were made in the name of the Combined Group of Objectors. These include:

  • Outline Statement https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/Document.aspx?id=624870
  • Statement  https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/Document.aspx?id=651635
  • Closing Submission  https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/Document.aspx?id=662988
  • Comments on additional documents that were lodged by Transport Scotland with its Closing Submission
     https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/Document.aspx?id=670635

Our final document was submitted on 17 March 2020 at the invitation of the Reporter when Transport Scotland lodged additional documents after the deadline. Although we were surprised at the unusual timing of this submission, we think it reveals much of Transport Scotland’s attitude and practice.

Citing the latest documents, Transport Scotland had two aims that, we reckon, backfired. First Transport Scotland suggested that the Reporter simply follow the findings given for other sections of the A9 project and approve the plan. If that were the correct way to proceed, it would deny the unique characteristics of the Killiecrankie section and the importance or integrity of an inquiry dedicated to this particular section. Secondly, Transport Scotland wished to burnish its credentials for considering setting in a historic environment. Instead, the documents afforded us an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the extent to which Transport Scotland has failed to protect the setting of listed buildings.

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