Councillors agree Uig development
Following committee approval today (3 June), officers will now take steps to formally adopt the Uig Development Brief as statutory Supplementary Guidance to the Council’s Development Plan.
The Uig Development Brief sets out an agreed planning framework which will guide the physical development and transformation of the Uig area over the next 20 years. A key part of this is to identify and coordinate development and regeneration opportunities, including those which may arise from Transport Scotland's investment in the Skye Triangle ferry routes which involves a major upgrade of Uig Harbour.
This finalised version of the Uig Development Brief was based on the comments made during the public consultation and ongoing discussions with key stakeholders.
Chair of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee, Cllr John Gordon, said: “We welcome this positive outcome. The Development Brief establishes the Council’s detailed planning policy for the land to the west of Uig Harbour and it will be vital to future planning decisions in the area. It will play an important role in helping to deliver the Highland-wide Local Development Plan and the existing West Highland and Island Local Plan (2010) and emerging West Highland and Islands Local Development Plan (currently at Examination).”
The consultation on the draft Uig Development Brief ran for eight weeks from 31 July to 21 September 2018 and included a public consultation event at Uig Village Hall on 10 September which involved a drop-in exhibition during the afternoon and a workshop in the evening. The event was held jointly with the lead agencies delivering the harbour redevelopment project including the Council’s Project Design Unit (PDU), Transport Scotland, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), and ferry operators CalMac.