The controversial plans for flats and a supermarket on the site of the derelict bus station garage have been approved today at the Highland Council planning meeting. River CC Chair Tommy Hogg told the Gurn, "I'm chuffed, I'm really pleased."
UPDATE: this matter was discussed later in the evening at the Suburban Community Council meeting inside
Nairn Academy. Here's a few notes from earlier today (Tuesday).
Liz said: I requested it to be deferred because I felt it was too high…it’s going to dominate the whole landscape in that part of the town, but there was a vote on it and I lost."
Laurie stated that if it had been deferred it would have been put back to July and the developer could have gone to the Reporter.
Liz went on to say: “I think the problem is the car parking. Obviously, I think the figures that came before the committee were optimistic in the number of car parking spaces that were available. Particularly in daytime, I’ve seen people driving round and round trying and I’ve done that myself trying to get a parking space.”
John Hart asked Liz: “So all the objections were technically ignored then.”
“Eh, yes!” Replied Liz.
“Right ok, sounds familiar,” added John Hart.