In a document that has appeared on the Highland Council's e-planning file for the Springfield application the Highland Council's Transport Planning Team state:
"Given the comments set out below, we must Object to this Application in its current form for the reasons set out below. If the Planning Authority was minded to grant Planning Permission, we recommend that the proposed Conditions set out below are included in any permission issued."
There then follows 12 pages in which the Transport Planning team set out their reason for their opposition and outline points they wish to be reassessed. "Clarity should be sought" is a phrase that jumps out of the page at several points, "more clarity" appears too and also "clarity is needed".
Again so much connected with this application comes back once again to the Lochloy junction on the A96. The document states:
"Of the 3 junctions analysed in the TA, the Lochloy Road / A96 / View Road junction appears to be most critical in terms of its modelled capability to accommodate the anticipated trips from this development. "
The Transport Planning team then go on to raise four specific issues and then state: "Given all of the points raised above and the apparent sensitivity of the Lochloy Road / A96 / View Road junction to safely accommodate the predicted trips from this development, we object to this Application until the above points have been satisfactorily resolved."
The many serious students of Nairn planning matters may wish to have a good look at this lengthy document, there's plenty there so make yourself a cuppa or pour a dram and give it a go. It's here under the documents tab on the Highland Council e-planning pages.