The Nairn Residents Concern group's objection to the Springfield planning application is now on the Highland Council e-planning site. It opens
The NRCG objects to this application. Details are set out below. In essence the objections, a total of 18 specific points, fall under three broad headings:
- non-compliance with agreed planning policies and local plans;
- infrastructural issues, notably in relation to transport/access and drainage/sewage/flood risk;
- failure to deliver appropriately on current objectives (e.g. housing), and absence of 'future-proofing'.
These objections are based on local discussion and research. Selected key references are included. Extensive supporting material and additional sources can be cited if required.
The conclusion is that this application should not be granted – or at least not without substantial modification, and not unless and until the necessary infrastructure is demonstrably in place and of the capacity required to meet the needs and priorities of the local community."
There then follows 7 pages in which the 18 points are both specified and examined in detail. A conclusion to the document reads:
"Conclusion: the application falls short – in terms of compliance with agreed planning policies, capacity or provision of necessary infrastructure, and delivery of outcomes – of what the local plans require and the local community expects to meet its need and priorities. The development should not be permitted unless and until all local concerns and objections are fully addressed."
It is quite a document readers and the many serious students of planning matters in our wee toon will no doubt be pouring themselves a dram or making a cuppa and then sitting down to digest this objection from the NRCG.