T in the Park gets go ahead

T In The Park has been given the green light following concerns over wildlife and traffic.

Perth and Kinross council granted the festival permission to continue for at least three years after voting in favour of the move.

The BBC reports that, arguments were voiced from supporters and opponents of the plan earlier today (12 May) during a 90-minute meeting. However, councillors unanimously backed a three-year approval of the application, during which time its local impact will be assessed.

The council received more than 1,600 letters of objection concerning area wildlife and traffic management. Additionally, a nest of ospreys close to the site threatened the festival’s future.

Other location concerns, meanwhile, had threatened to spell the end of T In The Park according to DF Concerts’ Geoff Ellis. He told BBC Scotland that there was no venue, without going very far north in Scotland, which would be viable for T In The Park.

A report by development quality manager Nick Brian reportedly influenced the council’s decision. He suggested giving plans the green light only in the short-term.

T In The Park is planned for 10-12 July, with headline slots from The Libertines, Kasabian and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.