Consultation approved for Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan review



Members of the Highland Council’s Nairnshire committee have approved a report that will go out to public consultation in the new year marking the first stage of reviewing the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan.

This concludes approval sought by all relevant council area committees and the ‘Main Issues Report’ for the plan will now be prepared for a minimum eight-week public consultation when interested parties will be encouraged to have their say.

In light of Scottish Government COVID-19 advice, which is likely to limit face-to-face consultation events, the council is designing an easy to use online document to gather people’s views. The council will promote the consultation widely including sending out notifications to addresses across the area to alert people to the consultation and how they can comment.

Councillor Tom Heggie, chair of the Nairnshire Committee, said: “Members have approved the report as it applies to the Nairnshire area and have noted the important role it will have in addressing the Council’s Climate & Ecological Emergency declaration and the economic recovery of Nairnshire area.

“We thank the officers for the major piece of work carried out in producing the Main Issues Report. When the consultation is launched in January, we encourage people to have their say on how best the plan can support the future of the Nairnshire area.”



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