From HC press release
Residents in the Inner Moray Firth area are reminded that there is just under four weeks left to let The Highland Council’s Planning and Development Service know how they would like to see their community develop over the next 20 years.
The document out for consultation is called the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan Main Issues Report and it sets out a number of initial options for where development should and should not occur within the Inner Moray Firth area which is from Fort Augustus in the South to Tain in the North and Auldearn in the East and to Garve in the West including the main settlements of Inverness, Nairn and Dingwall. The Main Issues Report looks at how a number of other issues affecting the area can be addressed.
Councillor Thomas Prag, Chair of Planning, Environment and Development Committee, said: “People often tell us that they feel powerless in the planning process. Wwell here is a real opportunity for them to have a say in how their community might develop in the next 20 years. So much is still in the melting pot at this stage and if folk don’t take the chance to chip in on the consultation process now they may not get the chance again for some time. It’s where we live and work and play – it’s up to us to help shape it for the future.”
The Main Issues Report is available to read at online at www.highland.gov.uk. It is also available at every public library, Council Service Points and area Planning & Building Standards office within the Inner Moray Firth area and at Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.
Well Councillor Prag, many of us have worked really hard to understand the subject of planning over the last several years and have contributed to numerous consultations but I for one still feel excluded.
I have lost faith in the development plan process. It will take all the effort I can summon to get myself to put pen to paper in response to this plan over the next few weeks.