​​​​​​​Viewhill housing application deferred

Highland Council’s South Planning Applications Committee has deferred a decision on a planning application by Kirkwood Homes Ltd for 16 new homes at the site of Viewhill, Inverness.

The site is within the boundary of the Culloden (Battlefield) Conservation Area and Historic Scotland’s Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

Members of the Committee approved a motion by Councillor Andrew Jarvie and seconded by Councillor Carolyn Caddick (both Inverness South Ward Members) to:

 “….defer the application for houses to give the developer an opportunity to revisit the finishes and the house designs to better reflect the Highland context and conservation area, in particular with regard to the use of external materials; proportions of the roofs to walls and external details.”

Regarding the application for ‘Amendment to road layout and drainage infrastructure’ Councillors agreed to approve and grant the application subject to a suspensive condition preventing commencement of the road works until planning permission for the housing design has been granted.

Any future applications on the development proposal would come back to the Council’s South Planning Applications Committee for consideration.

30 Jan 2018
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