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Highland Council passes plans for 115 more houses to extend Lochloy Estate to Kingsteps ( Webcast)

Webcast of SPAC Planning Meeting 8th August - approving 115 more houses for Lochloy estate 
Here is the webcast of yesterday's South Planning Applications Committee (SPAC)  meeting in Inverness which approved  plans for Springfield to build 115 more houses on land belonging to Nairn Councillor Liz MacDonald. This will extend the Lochloy estate to the edge of Kingsteps.
The vote was tied - 5 members for and 5 against.
Cllr Gray the Chairman then used his casting vote,  to approve the plans .
Of Nairn's 2 Councillors on this committee we understand that Cllr Fraser voted against approval, and Cllr Heggie voted in favour.
South Planning Applications Committee 8 Aug 2018 Item 6.1 Springfield Properties NA2 site Kingsteps Nairn
Badgers on the site - Yes or No ?
If you watch the webcast you will hear the Planning Officer responding to wildlife queries from Councillor Heggie and  Green Councillor Pippa Hadley -He states that his understanding is that there are no live badger setts o…

Aug 2018 Nairn community protests and SPAC site visit re plans for 115 more houses at Lochloy/Kingsteps

Kingsteps protests against NA2 Plans for 115 more homes at Lochloy - are covered in today's Press and Journal ( Saturday 4th August 2018)
Kingsteps and Lochloy NA2 protest Aug18 - P and J 040818
There is also  a podcast on the P and J website by Susy MacAulay their local democracy correspondent with interviews with Loreine Thomson, Lochloy resident and chair of  Nairn Residents Concern Group and Morton Gillespie from Kingsteps Residents Group
Press and Journal podcast 04082018 ( Kingsteps development protest)
Local residents and Nairn River Community Councillors will be joining local residents from 9.30 am next Wednesday morning 8th August when South Planning Applications Committee members ( including Nairn Councillors Tom Heggie and Laurie Fraser)  and Highland planning officers will tour the site proposed for 115 more houses at Lochloy and Kingsteps on land which belongs to Nairn Councillor Liz MacDonald.
This visit is intended to help Highland Council's elected members reach…