At last something has been posted on the Highland-wide Local Development Plan blog
An eight-week public consultation gets under way on Monday (24 January 2011) on two new planning documents produced by The Highland Council’s Planning Environment and Development Service, which provide guidance on the design of buildings as well the impact of developments on trees and woodland.
A bid by the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides to become Scotland's third national park has been rejected by ministers.
Residents voted more than two-to-one in favour of the move in 2009 after a study suggested it would create jobs and reverse population decline, but Western Isles Council failed to back it.
Scotland's environment minister Roseanna Cunningham has now announced the idea will not be progressed. "Unfortunately, the council considers that, at this stage, a convincing case has not been identified for a formal designation," a Scottish Government statement said.