Nigg Development Masterplan

The finalised version of the Supplementary Guidance that was statutorily adopted by the Planning, Environment and Development Committee (13 March 2013) is available here:

The document will be available here shortly on a format meeting our full publication standards.

Nigg is a large-scale industrial site that has the potential to be used as a flexible multi-user engineering and processing complex capable of serving a wide range of industrial uses. To assist in potentially unlocking the site for development, Highlands & Islands Enterprise in conjunction with the Highland Council commissioned Consultants (Halcrow & Mackay Consultants) to prepare a Development Masterplan for the site.

The purpose of the Development Masterplan is to outline a ‘vision’ and feasible options for the development of Nigg. Its aim is to maximize the site’s strategic development potential and employment opportunities over the next 15 to 20 years.  The Development Masterplan has been statutorily adopted as Supplementary Guidance to the Highland-wide Local Development Plan. 

Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment