Showing posts from June, 2018

Members and Office Bearers Update

At our AGM on 20th June - our four office bearers stepped down and 3 were re - elected, with Veronica Mackinnon replacing Steven Bain as Treasurer.
See our current Members Page  for latest information on who's who at Nairn River CC 

Highland Council rejects NRCC Participation Request

You may recall that Nairn River Community Council submitted a Participation Request to Highland Council at the start of May, following procedures laid out in the Community Empowerment Act.
NRCC Participation Request May 18

We have just heard this week that this request has  been turned down by Highland Council, as not constituting a valid Participation Request, apparently because we did not specify a single 'outcome' for our local area which we felt we could improve by our involvement, or specify precisely what improvement we wanted to see.
Instead we chose to submit a 'global' request  covering  all outcomes included in the 'Highland Outcomes Improvement Plan'. We proposed that consulting with  and engaging local communities better in local decision making  on community planning was likely to improve all local outcomes, not just a single one.

The  response  we received is here
NRCC Participation Request Response from HC June18

Despite this refusal you will see t…
Find below the Agenda and minutes for the upcoming Nairn River Community Council AGM and Ordinary meeting on 20th June 2018 at Nairn Community Centre starting at 7 pm
Agenda NRCC Ordinary meeting 20 June 18

MInutes NRCC 16 May 2018

NRCC AGM agenda 20 June 18

Minutes NRCC AGM Apr 2017

See latest news on Nairn planning applications on our previous posting here
Kingsteps planning decision deferred till Lochloy site visit on 8th August

Kingsteps plans go to June 12 planning committee and are deferred for Lochloy 'site visit' on 8th August

Plans for 115 homes to be built by Springfield development on Councillor Liz MacDonald's land at Kingsteps will go to the planning committee tomorrow 12th June.
See below the planner's report,
SPAC 12 Jun18 Item 6.8 Springfield Properties
We feel this report  is inadequate in briefing decision makers on the scale and detail of the many objections to this plan posted on the e planning website,  both from community  groups and residents in Nairn( including NRCC) and from public agencies at Highland level who have raised many concerns about  the impact of this major development on local traffic, drainage, sewerage, wildlife and other local services and infrastructure. The additional housing proposed will swell the Lochloy estate to around 1000 homes with no school or community facilities and only a single access road to the A96 and rest of Nairn.
We have thus today along with 2 residents groups( Kingsteps Residents and Nairn Residents Concern Group), lodged a request for a pre de…