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Latest Planning comments - new retail developments at Sainsbury site, and further housing at Lochloy/Kingsteps and Forres Road

Nairn River Community Council has recently posted three  planning comments in relation to
current planning applications. We have  noted a number of longstanding concerns around the pressing need for investment in infrastructure ( roads, drainage, sewerage) , and increased traffic congestion in East Nairn ( A96/Lochloy Road, Merryton junction bottleneck)  .
We have also noted the pressing need for local school and other community provision at Lochloy estate to keep pace with further housing proposed in this area, as Auldearn Primary is now at full capacity, and Millbank will be if all  housing proposed is built. This need only came to our attention in early 2018  after a  visit from a Highland Council Care and Learning official to our February meeting to discuss possible changes in school catchment areas across Nairnshire to accommodate the rapid growth in population at Lochloy.

As all 3 pending applications below will impact on traffic and  add pressure on other infrastructure in Nair…

Access to Banking Services in the Highlands - HIE surveys for public and businesses

Find below links to a number of surveys launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to find out about access to banking services in the Highlands for citizens, businesses and community groups. Nairn River Community Council would  urge citizens, businesses and community groups to complete these - particularly in light of Nairn losing our RBS bank branch from June 2018.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise have told us that these Surveys can be made available by hard copy, and welcome communities’ help in distributing these.  The email address to obtain hard copies is hello@indigohousegroup.com. You can read more about the study on Highlands and Islands Enterprise website below.
http://www.hie.co.uk/regional-information/economic-reports-and-research/default.html

Please see the survey links below. 
Business survey –
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Access_to_Banking_Businesses
Residents survey –
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Access_to_Banking_Residents
Community groups survey –