E&I Committee agree a proposed 10 year template for growth within the Inner Moray Firth area

The Highland Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee today (2 December 2021) agreed a proposed 10 year template for growth within the Inner Moray Firth area, including East Ross-shire, Inverness district and Nairnshire.

Early next year, the public will have a chance to have their say on the Inner Moray Firth Proposed Local Development Plan, which sets out the Council’s view on how and where the area should grow in the future.

The Plan focuses on the growth of larger settlements in the plan area, while strengthening smaller communities and supporting sustainable rural growth.  It also identifies economic development opportunities, including support for major ongoing investment connected with the renewables industry.

The Proposed Plan takes account of feedback gathered through previous consultations including a Main Issues Report which ran during early 2021.  It has been prepared in cooperation with many organisations, agencies and community groups and seeks to coordinate efforts to achieve consensus aims and outcomes.

Chair of the Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Trish Robertson, said: “On behalf of the Council we thank all those who have shown interest in the Plan so far.  We would encourage everyone with an interest to visit our website www.highland.gov.uk/imf to keep up to date on what’s happened so far and details of next year’s consultation.”


2 Dec 2021