Highland Council consultation with Nairn community over The Links Tearoom and the Old Store

Highland Council has, on 28 October 2020, launched a Common Good consultation giving the Nairn community until  6 January 2021 to respond to a proposal to dispose, by lease, of The Links Tearoom, The Links, Nairn and a proposal to dispose, by demolition, of the old store on The Links both of which are located on Common Good land.

This period is longer than statutory eight week period due to proximity of festive period and current Covid restrictions.

The Tearoom is currently let on a short lease and the existing tenants have asked that the Council consider a 30 year lease to enable them to commit to a programme of investment in the site and to see a return on that investment.

The old store is dilapidated and has not been used in any significant way since the late 1980’s. The proposal is to demolish the store, landscape the ground and return it to public amenity use.

The Council is keen to hear the community’s views on the proposal and all submissions will be given full regard before a decision on whether, and how, to proceed is made.

The consultation runs for longer than the usual eight week period as detailed above closing on 6 January 2021. The full consultation document is available now

In terms of the process, please refer to the guidance available

Please submit written responses either by email to commongood@highland.gov.uk or by post to Sara Murdoch, The Highland Council HQ, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

Consultation representations, responses and any final decision will be published on the Council website.

28 Oct 2020
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