£25m tourist masterplan for Leanachan forest
A MASSIVE tourist complex worth £25 million has been approved by Lochaber area committee.
The ‘masterplan’ for Leanachan Forest includes an 80-bed spa hotel, cabins, a campsite and bunkhouse on 7,300 acres of national forest land on the outskirts of Nevis Range Mountain Resort.
Highland councillors saw the blueprint this week and approved it as part of the West Highlands and Islands local development plan. This means Forest Enterprise Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise can begin to attract developers and investors to bring the plans to life, but the proposal will still require planning permission and consultation will run until December. Ben Lennon, Forest Enterprise Scotland’s district manager for Lochaber, said: ‘The area being proposed is fantastic and would be a big draw to visitors who love landscapes and outdoor activities.’