£25m tourist mas­ter­plan for Leanachan for­est

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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