City region deal project information
Land remediation - Longman
The ultimate purpose of this initiative is to carry out land remediation and site servicing works to release the site for development. This would address lack of availability of appropriate land to meet the needs of both small and medium size businesses and the needs of larger inward investment companies. Encouraging employment uses to make sure the continued economic growth and success of Inverness. This business case is for site investigation works only. A pre-condition for the land remediation is site investigations that will take a year.
The initial contract, for intrusive site investigation works to fully assess the levels of contamination and remediation works required, has been carried out and discussed with SEPA. Further site investigation works have been completed and are currently being carried for a further report to be submitted to SEPA in July 2019 hopefully getting an in principle agreement by September 2019
The timescales for the project are intrinsically tied into the proposed new interchange at the Longman roundabout as the site cannot be developed and let until the new interchange is built. The amount of development land which be delivered through this project is dependent upon the land take for the new interchange including associated services e.g. suds ponds, and diversion of gas and oil pipes. The Highland Council is working closely with Transport Scotland to co-ordinate activities and share information in relation to the Longman interchange proposals and ensure both projects can be delivered to the maximum benefit to the highlands
Deal Funding £10m UK Government
Project Lead Allan Maguire