Have your say on plans for fu­ture

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A NEW doc­u­ment out­lin­ing a 20-year plan for po­ten­tial fu­ture devel­op­ment in Wester Ross, Lochalsh, Skye and Lochaber has been pub­lished by Highland Coun­cil.

The Pro­posed West Highland and Is­lands Lo­cal Devel­op­ment Plan, also known as WestPlan, has now gone out for an eight-week con­sul­ta­tion.

The plan shows where and when fu­ture devel­op­ment could hap­pen and the coun­cil wants any­one with an in­ter­est in the fu­ture of the area to have their say.

Tim Stott of the devel­op­ment plan team ex­plained: ‘Iden­ti­fy­ing a site for devel­op­ment con­firms the prin­ci­ple of devel­op­ment so it’s im­por­tant peo­ple have their say on whether they agree with the sites iden­ti­fied.

‘Any devel­op­ment pro­posed would still re­quire a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion that would be con­sulted on sep­a­rately. Typ­i­cally sites are ac­tu­ally de­vel­oped by ei­ther the landowner or a de­vel­oper. In most cases it won’t be the coun­cil.’

The con­sul­ta­tion closes at mid­day on Fri­day June 30. To view the plan and make any com­ments head to con­sult. highland.gov.uk. It can also be viewed at pub­lic and mo­bile li­braries in the plan area.

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