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Public's views sought on new developer contributions guidance and public art strategy (14/05/12)
Communities and developers are being invited to have their say in shaping a new approach to dealing with developer contributions and public art in new developments across Highland.
A consultation, organised by The Highland Council’s Planning and Development Service, runs until Friday 6th July 2012. Already the documents have been sent to a number of groups, including community councils, developers and has been publicised by our partners.
You can view the consultation documents online at highland.gov.uk/developmentplans or at your local Highland Council Service Point or library.
Scott Dalgarno, Development Plans Manager at The Highland Council said: “Both these documents represent a change in the way we approach development and the impacts that they have at both a site specific level and across all of our communities. The documents aim to ensure the Council has a co-ordinated and consistent approach to developer contributions and public art. This will be vital to help deliver sustainable economic growth in the Highlands without compromising the level of services, infrastructure and facilities currently enjoyed by those living, working and visiting the area.”
Public art does not have to be big and bold - it can be something small like subtle details in the design of buildings and places such as the streetscape improvements around Inverness City Centre and Dingwall.
Developer contributions have been used across Highland to deliver a range of projects from improvements to play areas in the West Highlands to the delivery of the Southern Distributor Road in Inverness.
If you have any comments to make about the draft guidance documents please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Development Plans Team by e-mail (email@example.com) or by post (Development Plans Team, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX).