Still time to have your say on the Caithness and Sutherland Proposed Local Development Plan

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The Highland Council is reminding everyone that the opportunity to have your say on the Caithness and Sutherland Proposed Local Development Plan (CaSPlan) is coming to an end, with the consultation closing at midday on Friday 18 March 2016.

The Council is urging anyone with an interest in Caithness and Sutherland to have their say on the Plan, which focusses on where development should and should not occur in the Caithness and Sutherland area over the next twenty years. The Plan, once adopted will be used to guide development and investment in the area over the next twenty years.

The Plan seeks to deliver key outcomes for growing communities, employment, connectivity and transport, plus environment and heritage. The Highland’s Community Planning Partnership is supportive of these outcomes and individual partners will have a key role in helping to deliver the plan and monitoring of progress.

The easiest way to view the Proposed Plan and make comments is online at consult.highland.gov.uk . You will need to register to submit comments but can then use these login details for future consultations and to be kept informed of future consultations. It also allows you to save draft comments and store your submission for your future reference.

David Cowie of the Development Plans Team said, “We are aware of a number of people who have started to draft comments online at consult.highland.gov.uk . It is important that you finalise these comments and submit them before the deadline, otherwise they can not be considered by the Council. I would urge anyone who wishes to make comments to ensure that they get them to the Council by midday on Friday 18 March. This is the last opportunity to have your say. This plan, once adopted, will be in place for 5 years and will be used to determine planning applications for Caithness and Sutherland.”

The Plan may also be viewed at public and mobile libraries and the Council’s Service Points within the Plan area and in Tain, and at planning offices in Wick (Caithness House), Golspie (Drummuie Offices) and Inverness (Council HQ). Anyone who wishes to comment but is unable to access or use the website (for example who cannot access the internet) should contact the Development Plans Team soon on 01349 886608 and they will agree an alternative method for those persons to submit their comments.

7 Mar 2016
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