Consultation on new Local Development Plan - EXTENDED TO 30 APRIL

06 April 2021

The Highland Council is preparing a second local development plan for the inner Moray Firth (covering Nairnshire, Inverness District and the eastern part of Ross and Cromarty), which will when adopted replace the Inner Moray Firth Local Development plan 2015.

The Main Issues Report, published on 29 January 2021, asks for people's views on 9 Main Issues affecting the area, including climate change, economic recovery and delivering affordable housing.  It suggests ways in which local planning policy and decisions can best address these issues.  It also asks for people's views on development site options for every main settlement.

We have set up a website page providing information about the plan, the first stage Main Issues report and the current consultation, with links to the online plan, the consultation portal and other documents, and to explanatory videos about the purpose of the plan and how to respond to the consultation.



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