Funding boost for 3 town centre planning events

The Highland Council has been successful in bidding for £15,000 of Scottish Government funding towards the cost of organising town centre planning consultation events (known as mini-charrettes) early in the new year to plan the future of the town centres in Fort William, Nairn and Tain.

Councillor Thomas Prag, Chair, Planning Environment and Development Committee, revealed the good news at the full council meeting in Inverness this week.

The Council will match the Scottish Government’s funding to stage the events, which will be held over a two week period.

Masterplans already exist for Fort William and Nairn, where the Council would wish to bring together key stakeholders to discuss the detail of town centre regeneration.

In Tain, the Council will be keen to work with interested parties to support development in the town centre while looking at the opportunities for redevelopment of edge of centre sites including those soon to be vacated due to the relocation of the Health centre and care home to new sites at Craighill.

This bid for funding was made by The Highland Council in partnership with a number of interested parties, including Community Councils and business groups in each town.

20 Dec 2013