Nairn River CC Statutory Consultee submission re Cawdor House/Lavender Cafe 'change of use' Application

 Nairn River Community Council have recently submitted a Statutory Consultee comment on the Planning portal, regarding a retrospective change of use Application by Cawdor House B and B, Cawdor Street, Nairn, who have been operating an outdoor cafe since July. 

This Application has attracted diverse public comments and strong views on either side.

To help us prepare a fair and balanced submission, two Nairn River CC Office Bearers visited the Applicant, and two of their Cawdor St neighbours, to see the location for ourselves, and to listen to local concerns about the new cafe operation.  We also discussed with Cawdor House proprietors some. possible ways to address these concerns.

We then shared our findings with NRCC members and after securing majority agreement, posted the following 'neutral' submission, which presents several suggestions for  Planners to consider, re 'mitigating measures' to reduce nuisance to neighbours.

NRCC Statutory Consultation - Cawdor House change of use

Full documentation about the Cawdor House change of use Application and all public comments can be found on the Highland Council Planning Portal.

Due to the volume of public comments, it is likely that  this Application will go before the South Planning Applications Committee(SPAC) for scrutiny, rather than being delegated to Planning Officers for decision. The next meeting of SPAC is scheduled for Tuesday 3rd November 2020


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