"The Highland Council has agreed to rescind, without penalty, the missives it signed with Deveron Homes Ltd over the development of the Sandown Lands, Nairn.
Deveron Homes, who entered into an agreement with the Council in August 2007, asked to be freed from the agreement after failing to receive planning permission for a major housing development on the western outskirts of the town due to the proposed density of the homes being too high.
The development potential of the Sandown site, owned by Nairn Common Good Fund, is now to be reassessed with a preparation of a Development Brief, which will take into account a public local inquiry and consultation with the local community.
A report will be presented to the Council’s Planning, Environment and Development Committee in March 2011, setting out the timescales for the preparation of a Development Brief for the Sandown Lands and the form of community engagement to be used in the process."
Extract from THC News Release web page published 17/12/10