Thursday, July 27, 2017

Housing land in Nairn - River CC to hold emergency meeting on Highland Council Consultation Document next Weds night 2nd August

Regular readers may have seen this article here where we discussed whether it was appropriate for the Highland Council to hold their consultation on their Housing and Land Audit plans at the height of the holiday season. 

A map in the document shows details of the allocation capacity for South Nairn (520 houses), The Showfield (30 Houses), The Kingsteps land that made the front page of the Nairnshire recently (90 houses) and Sandown and Delnies. South Nairn, the Showfield and the 90 houses on the MacDonald Field at Kingsteps have been highly controversial with many worries expressed about the state of the road and sewage networks in Nairn to cope with these proposed future developments. 

Others take the view that houses have to be built and a housing crisis in Nairn usually means someone is trying to build a house and feel that there is too much obstruction to new development. This observer shares the view that Sandown would be a better site for social and private housing and bring much needed money into the Common Good Fund. Whatever your view it is a bit hard to focus on this consultation at this time of year, there are many other distractions for folk - the consultation closes on the 6th of August. 

River Community Council are to hold an emergency debate on Wednesday 2nd August, 7.30pm at the Nairn Community and Arts Centre. The Community Council's secretary, Stephen Fuller has extend an invitation to NW&SCC and the elected Highland Council Ward Members for this meeting.

The Gurn also understands that John Finnie MSP will be writing to Highland Council asking them to consider extending the time frame on this consultation.