Chance to help shape future growth in the east of Inverness

Details have now been announced for The Highland Council’s workshop to find out views from the public on how development in the east of Inverness should happen.

A series of workshop sessions have been arranged to take place on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus. The sessions, open to members of the public, will inform the Inverness East Development Brief that will guide the delivery of development sites in the area alongside new travel network connections and open spaces.

Five sessions will be held throughout the day that will deal with different themes about the area. The details below show the sessions being held. Anyone interested in coming along can stay for the whole day or attend their sessions of interest. Spaces at the workshop will be limited so people are advised to book the sessions they want to attend in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing

Details of the sessions are:


  • 10.00-10:30   Welcome and introduction
  • 10.30-11.30   Session 1 - Moving around, public transport, traffic and parking
  • 11.45-12.45   Session 2 - Streets and spaces, natural space, play and recreation


  • 14.00-14.15   Welcome and introduction
  • 14.15-15.15   Session 3 - Facilities & amenities, work and economy, housing & community
  • 15.30-16.30   Session 4 - Social interaction, identity and belonging, safety and maintenance


  • 18.00-18.15   Welcome and introduction
  • 18:15-19.45   Recap day time sessions & discuss key issues. Identify options and priorities for the area
  • 19.45-20.00   Summary of priorities and next steps

The Brief will take into account the options presented in the A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton Scheme, also known as EastLink. This is an integral part of proposals put forward as part of the Inverness City Region Deal and will influence potential future land use in the area.

Anyone unable to attend the workshops can still take part as the council is currently running an on-line survey in advance of the workshop. People can take part through the Council’s consultation portal  to share their ideas and thoughts on what they think about the area and how it should grow.




24 Oct 2016
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