Tuesday, October 08, 2013

South Nairn nuances

One thing is certain, the next move rests with the development consortium that had their application turned down last month. Today both the Inverness Courier and the Nairnshire speculate on what comes next. The Leopold Street Thunder states that the developers are considering their next move:
“The respective builders, Scotia Homes, Barratt North East Scotland and Robertson Homes, have “began discussions” but not yet decided their next step.
A Spokesperson for the Consortium said he could not comment on the timescale of any announcement, adding: “We’re waiting to have another series of meetings before any decision can be made.”

The Courier too speculates on South Nairn and Donna MacAllistar writes in an article entitled ‘Nairn Housing scheme could be dropped’:
”Developers could abandon plans to build hundreds of homes in Nairn after their planning application was turned down by Highland Council.”
Donna’s article goes on to quote a spokesperson for the developers who says that it could take months for the three companies to decide their next move.” 

More details in today’s edition of the respective local papers.

Whatever the consortium do the planning committee will have to consider the Charles Allenby application for approximately 250 houses in the near future. Mr Allenby’s application, submitted by Muir Smith Evans, the Edinburgh based planning and development consultants, can be seen on the Highland Council e-planning pages here. Those Gurnites who are avid students of these matters will find much to read there including a very professional document crafted by the agents.

The Gurn understands that Muir Smith Evans wish to have meetings with Nairn’s three Community Councils. South Nairn may continue to make a few headlines yet as we move through the final months of 2013. South Narin  will be also be discussed at the regular monthly meeting of Nairn River Community Council tomorrow night.

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