Development plans out for public consultation
The Highland Council has launched two major planning documents for consultation:
- The draft Inverness East Development Brief; and
- The draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance.
The draft Inverness East Development Brief sets out ambitious plans for developers to deliver the urban expansion of Inverness with up to 3,000 new homes and a range of local facilities like parks, shops and community and employment uses woven together by a network of high quality streets for walking and cycling.
The draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Guidance was also published and sets out how much developers will be asked to pay to offset the impacts of their development proposals on infrastructure like schools, parks, roads and sports facilities.
Both documents are available for comment online at consult.highland.gov.uk until Friday 9 March.
Officers will also be on hand at public exhibitions for the draft Inverness East Development Brief on:
- Tuesday 23 January 2 –7 pm at Smithton-Culloden Free Church
- Wednesday 24 January 2 – 7 pm at Tesco Extra, Inverness Retail and Business Park
- Thursday 1 February 12 – 5 pm Inverness College UHI
Cllr Allan Henderson, Chair of Highland Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee said:
“Through this consultation Highland Council is continuing to engage with the communities in the East of Inverness to ensure that this major urban expansion area is developed correctly.”
Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael added:
“The online consultation makes it easy for people to tell planning officers what they think and I encourage people to have their say on how this area is developed. Come and speak to the Development Planning Team at any of the exhibitions.”