An interesting hour just spent over at the Community Centre with business and community representatives who were in debate with Lidl and Ziran folk. The application that will be submitted in October to Highland Council is actually quite substantial. You can see in the plan below that it comprises a large site in the field beyond Sainsbury's on the right hand side as you go past the roundabout towards Forres.
Interestingly there is a site for a pub - a family based business that would be mainly food and non-alcohol according to the developer. A further phase just a bit more to the East would include a hotel at some time in the future.
Nairn Business Association reps had strong concerns for the future of the High Street while community councillors seemed a lot less hostile to the proposal and interested in talking about future bus services from such a development etc. One of them, Tommy Hogg of river told the gurn that he was 100% behind the project. More from the debate later if time permits. In the meantime you can go over to the Community Centre and see these plans for yourself and make any comment you wish to the representatives of Lidl and the developers Ziran - the exhibition/consultation will be open until 7 p.m.
Larger images here.