We’re not twinning as such but it seems problems with developers are also shared by one of Nairnites favourite shopping towns, Forres. The proposed out of town development is ringing the beginning of the death knell as far as some Forres High Street businesses are concerned, afraid that the new shopping centre will equal lost customers.
In ‘listening’ to residents the developers have changed their plans a little, but have also attached a stinging caveat with regard the proposed leisure centre. This weeks Forres Gazette leader spells out the issues
Is it the case that all developers promise communities the earth and then gradually chisel away the good bits so they can maximise profits?
I hope the good folk of Forres manage to extract what they want, but just like the proposed Sainsbury’s in Nairn I have the feeling this is never going to be an entirely happy end game.