Fort William 2040 (FW2040)

Overview and 2022 Public Consultation

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A Masterplan and Delivery Programme for Fort William and Lochaber

FW2040 is an ongoing project to co-ordinate and deliver a shared Vision for the future of Fort William and Lochaber. This Vision and accompanying Masterplan and Delivery Programme, have been prepared with feedback gathered from consultation events held in 2018 and 2019 involving people living, working, and investing in the area.

The FW2040 consultation process generated feedback on the sort of place Fort William and its wider area could and should be.

There is a commitment to ongoing consultation, which will allow for consideration of new information on the delivery of projects. This will ensure the Delivery Programme is on track and contributing to achieving the FW2040 Vision. This will also help identify any new projects that are in a position to be added to the Masterplan.

Public consultation events were not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, we were delighted that an event was once again able to be held in 2022. It took place on Wednesday 2 November 2022, in Caol Community Centre.

You can view more information about the event in our news article - Fort William 2040 public event hailed a success.

Two surveys were available at the Public Consultation Event:

  • views on FW2040 overall
  • views on ideas for Town Centre improvements

The deadline for returning these has now passed. We will be analysing the responses and there will be a further report on this to the Lochaber Area Committee next year. This feedback will help to shape the future direction of FW2040.

You can also download copies of the two keynote presentations from the event below: