Town Centre Action Plans for Nairn, Tain and Fort William
Over the coming weeks, The Highland Council is holding a series of two-day workshops in Nairn, Tain and Fort William to get local people’s help to draw up Action Plans for these town centres. Local communities are being asked for their views on how best to increase footfall in the towns, improve the environment, how buildings are used and how people travel.
The first Action Plan event will take place at The Courthouse, High Street, Nairn on Wednesday 30 April between 9.15am and 7 pm and Thursday 1 May between 9.15am and 7.30pm.
Tain Parish Church Hall, Queen Street, Tain is the venue for the second Action Plan event, which will take place between 9.15am and 7pm on Wednesday 7 May and between 9.15am and 7.30 pm on Thursday 8 May.
The Fort William event will take place at the Alexandra Hotel, The Parade, Fort William on Thursday 15 May between 9.15am and 7 pm and on Friday 16 May between 9.15am and 5 pm.
Full details for all of these events can be found on The Highland Council Website at www.highland.gov.uk
Councillor Thomas Prag, Chairman of the Planning Development and Infrastructure Committee, said: “We all use our town centres for shops, services and to socialise and they all have very unique characteristics but we need to plan for their future. We want everyone who cares for their town centre to bring along their ideas of how to keep distinctive, active places where people will want to spend time and money. Change is coming and we want to be ready to adapt.”
Thanks to funding from Scottish Government, the Council has recruited a team of specialist designers and surveyors from the Halcrow Group (CH2M Hill) who will help to translate everyone’s ideas and ambitions for the future of their town centres into a shared Action Plan.