...for the moment anyway. In recent years the town's community councils have not been shy on putting in submissions to planning applications in each other's areas, Nairn South and the former Doctor's Surgery (now the Vets) are just too of many that spring immediately to this observer's mind. It was a little unusual then to see reluctance from NWSCC at their regular monthly meeting last night to make any submission. The majority attitude was that it was in Nairn River Community Council's area and that was that. Mention was made of how members of the public in the NWSCC might be just as interested as the NRCC area residents given the significance and scale of the retail development and the ongoing discussions on social media. NRCC last week came out against the proposal and there is more on the discussion at their meeting in today's Nairnshire Telegraph.
Last night, there was a call for a submission to be made however by member of NWSCC, Andrew Randerson, who made an impassioned plea for all those that support the application to go onto the Highland Council e-planning pages, register, and state their approval. His appeal was not without support on the Council and the public benches last night. NWSCC did not make a decision however, and may communicate amongst themselves on the matter in the near future.