Changes outlined for park’s plans
A new blueprint for development in the Cairngorms National Park is poised to move another step forward.
The board of the park authority will be asked to give the go-ahead to the first formal consultation on the new local development plan (LDP). The Cairngorms National Park LDP is the starting point in making any planning decisions, setting out how places should change or stay the same and the best location for new homes, businesses and public services.
Meeting in Boat of Garten on Friday, the board will be asked to give the go-ahead to a consultation which is expected to start in November.
Gavin Miles, head of planning and communities at the CNPA commented: “Although we expect to carry forward many of the sites and policies of the current LDP, we are proposing to make some significant changes in the new plan.
“Probably one of the biggest changes is to our affordable housing policy – we are proposing to increase the number of affordable homes in developments from 25% to up to 45% in areas where there is greatest need.”