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Update on Planning Application for 12 flats and CAB on King Street -request for Planning Committee site visit

Update 5th  Sept 2020 The following article appeared in the Press and Journal on 27th August regarding proposed development of a newbuild block of 12 flats and new CAB in Nairn Town Centre https://www.pressandjournal. co.uk/fp/news/highlands/ 2438635/highland-council-to- construct-12-new-flats-and-a- new-citizens-advice-bureau- office-in-nairn/    This article confirmed that Highland Council ( the applicant as well as the planning authority here)  has already published tender documents for this proposed development (which can be found here on the Scottish Public Contracts website portal )  despite the application having not yet reached the South Planning Applications Committee table for scrutiny and decision. In early August, and again today, Nairn River Community Council as Statutory Consultee, requested that Planning Officers  arrange a 'site visit' for members of the South Planning Application Committee to give them an opportunity to see for themselves how this proposed, new

Working Together for Nairn's Regeneration and Economic Recovery

The two Nairn 'town' Community Councils ( Nairn River, and West and Suburban)  have recently reaffirmed their  commitment to working together with Nairn BID (Business Improvement District) and NICE (Nairn's Community Enterprise Trust) , Highland Council and other local community partners by issuing a  joint press release With 1 in 4 jobs in Nairn dependent on the tourist industry, the Nairn economy faces an uncertain future and there is an urgent need to work together to  retain and create Nairn jobs and to help Nairn businesses thrive and adapt in the new 'post COVID' world Our current  priorities are to develop a joint plan for  economic recovery and to progress the regeneration of Nairn town centre. Here is the press release issued in June 2020 by Nairn BID This joint 'community led' approach has already worked well in getting the Links Development off the ground with work now underway, in partnership with Highland Council, to transform the old