Residents living near to the Clinic have won support now from both the West and River Community Councils in their efforts to stop the shocking over-development proposed for the Clinic site. The boundary between the two areas actually runs down the middle of the road outside so neighbours went to the Laing Hall tonight to ask for the support of Jeanne Tolmie and her River colleagues. They were successful with strong support being expressed from both community councillors and members of the public present.
From many aspects this application is appalling, it is not in keeping with the local area especially being three stories high, there are not enough parking spaces provided, the density is excessive and isn’t it just bonkers to have a metal roof on a building next to Dr Grigor’s former home? It’s claimed building will be even taller than the nearby ‘Duchally’ building.
If you too are worried about over-development in Nairn then spare a thought for those opposing this application. They are not nimbies, they told the meeting tonight that they are not opposed to housing on that site but something of a lower height and density and more in keeping with the neighbouring architecture. Who knows where the next inappropriate development will come in Nairn – perhaps it might be in your street next time? Once again another part of our community is threatened by over-development, you can help put a stop to this current application, just go along to this webpage on the Highland Council site and object (use the comments tab to object and the documents tab to read the objections already received). The last day for the receipt of objections is Sunday, please spread the word if you feel so inclined.