Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Development Plan - How Nairn responded

This Highland Wide Development Plan carry-on can seem like a very dry subject and a cure for insomnia etc but it is very important and will dictate what happens to our community for some time to come. The responses have now been detailed by Highland Council and are up online . Up to now a lot of Gurnites have shown an interest in these matters and the opportunity to follow the issues now continues with a wealth of material having been published on line. As the Highland Council put it themselves:

"The representations received on the Proposed Plan have been assessed and draft, recommended responses prepared. These have been placed in the format requested by Scottish Government (“Schedule 4 format”). They will be available below when they have been completed."

There is a general list of all the areas and questions here. Of special interest to Gurnites will be the detailed responses concerning Nairn here, Cawdor expansion here, Nairn South here (interesting to see the contributions from the Sawmill, Major Allenby, the Consortium and other interested parties, the comment is made that the new residents in the scheme across the road would access the Riverside via Firhall "causing disturbance to the residents.) Obviously new developments will have all sorts of consequences some foreseen and others not. In a previous Gurn post you will notice how important the correct development of Nairn South will be to the Sawmill.

Sandown responses are detailed here. There seems to be a lot of conciliatory language in that document. Maybe Highland Council will get Sandown right this time round? Delnies here. Lochloy here.

Obviously there is a lot more there in all those documents. Here at Gurn HQ we intend to read one or two of them and extract a few gems concerning Nairnshire's future.
Also worth reading are the individual responses, many of them from concerned groups and individuals they are available here. Alistair and Joan Noble both made representations and so did Cathy Stafford, likewise the NRCG and West and Suburban Community Councils.

All good reading - if any Gurnites spot any sections that deserve a quick "heads up" then let us know the document and page etc and what you think.

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