Friday, November 01, 2013

A Gurn reader’s unofficial guide to the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan Consultation – “What on Earth is the IMFLDP?” you ask.

There’s an weighty bit of planning consultation  starting today, that will go a long way to determine the shape of how Nairn and the rest of the Highland Council part of the Inner Moray Firth grows over the next two or three decades of this new millennium. There has been some media coverage already, yesterday it was on the front page of the P&J and today there is an article in the Courier.

 One of our regular readers has drafted an unofficial guide to the Inner Moray Firth Local Development plan with some FAQs such as “Why should anyone bother?” and “So how can comments be submitted?” etc.

The text is offered in good faith and designed to be helpful but it has to be stressed that it is not an authoritative document: it is intended as an unofficial guide primarily to help and encourage local residents of Nairn to comment in the consultation. It does not try to cover all angles. You can read a Gurn reader’s guide to the IMFLD plan here. The Gurn understands that the plan will be discussed too at the joint community council meeting to be hosted by River CC on the 6th of November in the URC hall.


Anonymous said...

Incredulous planning proposal for South Kingsteps with ex green belt land now to build 90 houses!

The Council proposes to allocate the NA2 site in Kingsteps for the building of 90 houses with more traffic, light and sound pollution, crime and environmental destruction and no infrastructure spend.

Who's idea is this?

Anonymous said...

The proposed construction of 90 houses on the Kingsteps site is nothing less than Civic vandalism . It creates a housing development which has a density four times higher than the adjoining Kingsteps housing and greater than the Lochloy development.

Proposed access is along the existing single track road through Kingsteps which the clever road engineers say has the capacity to take the extra traffic!

There is no evidence or need for such a crazy housing development adjacent to a rural area.

Let's hope the Highland Council see the error of allowing this site to be developed - but I wouldn't hold my breath.