The design support statement states: " In addition to the parking currently available, 12 new parking spaces will be provided (1 for each apartment)." Comparison is also made between the proposed new building and existing modern buildings nearby: "The mass of the new building is divided by the use of different colours and the materials chosen (render, glass and aluminium standing seam roof) make clear reference to the Nairn Community Centre and New Police Station." The document makes mention of how the builiding would affect the Viewfield landscape: "The surrounding mature trees will help provide an attractive backdrop to the new building and will enhance its setting. The retaining of the neighbouring building to the North West and wall to North East allows sufficient separation between the new building and the trees so that it will not affect the longevity of the trees."
Have a read of the material on the Highland Council e-planning site Gurnites and see what you think. Could this planning application trigger development throughout the heart of the potential Carbuncle award-winning town centre disaster zone?
The application will be discussed by River Community Council in the Community Centre on Tuesday night at 7.30.p.m. The River folk are statutory consultees so their views could go a long way in deciding the fate of this application. Why not try to get along there to the meeting and help them make up their minds?