Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Taking the town centre plan forward - public meeting Fri 3rd March 7.30 pm

Notice of Public Meeting
Friday 3rd March in the Community & Arts Centre

2.00pm - 5.00pm
Drop-in Session to Review and Contribute to Plans for the Town Centre 

At 7.30pm
Next steps with a timeline and strategy for taking forward the Plan

The Nairn Town Centre Charrette was facilitated by the Highland Council. With input from NICE’s community survey and the input of other business and voluntary groups, an agreed Town Centre Plan was developed and published in September 2015, but there was no strategy for delivering any of the agreed outcomes. For that reason NICE engaged the services of a highly respected consultant, funded by the Development Trust Association of Scotland, to look at the Charrette outcomes and identify options for taking them forward. Marion Francis is now in a position to present the results of her work and consultation. 

We are pleased to invite our members and the wider community to an Open Afternoon drop-in session between 2.00-5.00pm on the 3rd March in the Nairn Community & Arts Centre so that we can refresh awareness of the Town Centre plans that were proposed by the Charrette process. We have invited the Highland Council planning team who prepared the Charrette report to be present and to chat informally to visitors and take feedback. 

NEXT STEPS A more formal evening session at 7.30pm will be given over to Marion Francis’ presentation of the options for the next steps with a timeline and strategy for taking forward the Town Centre Plan - the core mission of NICE. As the commentary in the Town Centre Plan itself states, it is up to the community to work with the statutory authorities to drive the project forward.

We hope to see you there

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