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Deadline approaches for comments on Local Plan (06/12/06)
The deadline for commenting on The Highland Council’s consultation paper for the new Sutherland Local Plan is just a week away. Council staff have completed a programme of exhibitions and meetings and have set a deadline of Friday 15 December for comments.
David Cowie, Principal Planner, said: “There is still time for anyone with an interest in the future development of their community in Sutherland to send in their views at this important stage in the Plan process. The exhibitions and meetings have enabled us to gather local knowledge and community views on the issues affecting the future development of the area. They have added value to the process of preparing the new Local Plan, which should be a better Plan as a result. Our thanks go to all those who have participated so far.
“We are working on the production of a newsletter, which will soon be publicly available and which will summarise the key issues which have been drawn to our attention at the recent consultation events.”
The Council placed copies of “Sutherland Futures” in Service Points, in its Area Planning and Building Standards Office at Dornoch, in its Inverness HQ, as well as in Public Libraries and Post Offices across Sutherland. It is also available on the Council’s web site www.highland.gov.uk.
Further copies of “Sutherland Futures” can be requested by telephoning 01463 702262.
Advice about the Sutherland Local Plan consultation can be obtained from:
David Cowie – tel (01463) 702827; Brian MacKenzie – tel (01463) 702276; Katie Briggs – tel (01463) 702271 and Julie-Ann Acheson – tel (01463) 702266; or Email: Sutherlandlp@highland.gov.uk
Written comments should be sent to Planning & Development Service, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness IV3 5NX or may be e-mailed (see above). A comments form and freepost envelope is available, supplied with the “Sutherland Futures” paper. Alternatively letters are accepted.