Inverness councillors approve public consultation on Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan review
Members of The Highland Council’s City of Inverness Area Committee have approved a report that will go out to public consultation in the new year (2021) marking the first stage of reviewing the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan.
Following approval by all relevant Council area committees which conclude in December the ‘Main Issues Report’ for the plan will be prepared for a minimum 8-week public consultation when interested parties will be encouraged to have their say.
In light of Scottish Government COVID-19 advice which is likely to limit face-to-face consultation events, the Council is designing an easy to use online document to gather people’s views. The Council will promote the consultation widely including sending out letters to notify people of the consultation and how they can comment.
Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael said: “Members have been very impressed with the huge amount of work carried out by officers on the production of the Main Issues Report and its contents that affect the city of Inverness and the Inverness area. We have approved the report and thank officers for their professionalism. We also support the officers’ recommendations for the public consultation process and we support the very important role that the plan will play in addressing the Council’s Climate & Ecological Emergency declaration; the economic recovery of Inverness city and area.”