An Angus business park’s future could be in jeopardy unless a blackspot junction is upgraded.
The plans were submitted by Aberdeen firm John Lawrie.
The Montrose development would be at the former RAF airfield, near the Broomfield Industrial Estate, and would include more than 100,000 square metres of offices and accommodation to support the manufacturing of renewable energy projects across the county.
However, Transport Scotland has highlighted “significant safety concerns” arising from the predicted increase in traffic at the A90/A937 junction at Laurencekirk.
The director of trunk roads network management has requested a condition must be attached if planning permission is given by Angus Council, preventing “occupation of the development” until a grade-separated junction has been formed at the intersection.
The council said it has “some concern” regarding the “proposed negative condition” and will be going back to Transport Scotland.
Jill Fotheringham has been leading the campaign for a grade-separated junction at the blackspot since 2004.
She said: “While I know the junction is in Aberdeenshire, any developments in Montrose are having a huge impact on an already saturated junction and the bulk of traffic trying to cross there.
“I welcome any developments which will be to the good of Montrose but I’ll fight tooth and nail to stop it until a flyover has been put in place at Laurencekirk.”