Local Place Plan

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We’re Counting Down the Days!

The current phase of the Nairn and Nairnshire Local Place Plan preparation is counting down the days until we close...
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Did you make it along?

Nairnshire's Local Place Plan - did you make it along? The online consultation is open until 14th April '24 if...
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Nairn and Nairnshire Local Place Plan – get involved!

Your Nairn and Nairnshire needs your input. Get involved in shaping the future of Nairn and Nairnshire.
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Your Local Place Plan Needs You!

Your Local Place Plan Survey is live.
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Our Road Show is on the road!

Our Road Show is on the road. Join us at the Seaman's Hall on 11th March or at Cawdor Primary...
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Your Nairnshire Local Place Plan – Recent Events

Your Nairnshire Local Place Plan - what's been happening?
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Our Common Good

Nairn - our Common Good
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Nairn’s Local Place Plan Community Group consultation launches!

The first Community Group consultation included 39 attendees from across Nairnshire's community.
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Nairn and Nairnshire

As we develop the Local Place Plan for Nairnshire, we are obliged to respond and refer to the Local Development...
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Cawdor: Placemaking Priority

Cawdor: how would you shape the future?
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Croy CR02: North West of Primary School

Croy CR02: How would you shape it?
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Croy CR01: West of Primary School

Croy: CR01 How would you do it?
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Nairn NA07: Sawmill Expansion

Nairn NA07: Sawmill Expansion
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Nairn NA06: East of the Retail Park

Nairn NA06: East of the Retail Park. How should we use it?
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Nairn NA05: Nairn East

Nairn NA05: Nairn East. How would you build it?
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Nairn NA04: Sandown

Nairn Sandown: how would develop this prime space?
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Nairn NA03: Nairn Town Centre

Nairn Town Centre. What do you want?
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Nairn NA02: Former Showfield East

Nairn NA02: Former Showfield East
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Nairn NA01: Achareidh

Nairn NA01 Achariedh - 30 new homes. What do you think?
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Auldearn AU01: Land at Meadowfield

Auldearn: What do you want?
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Nairnshire’s community led Local Place Plan is live!

Your LPP team is consulting on what makes Nairn and Nairnshire your Nairn and Nairnshire. The Local Place Plan is your chance to really shape the future of Nairn’s development and land use. Whether you think we should be developing and building out Nairn with new housing, commercial and industrial, public amenities, and infrastructure, or filling in the gaps and consolidating our towns and countryside, this is your chance to make a difference.

Building from the Local Place Plan, we have the opportunity to create a Community Action Plan which is where we can start to make things happen on the ground.

Have your say…

Online. You can complete our survey online, by clicking below. Our online survey will be open from 13th March until 14th April when it will close for data analysis and preparing our next phase of work.

Or, you can do it In person by joining us at any of our open events running through March:

  • Monday 4th March, Nairn Academy from 6pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 5th March, Fortnight Hall from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Monday 11th March, Seaman’s Hall, Harbour Street from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 12th March, Cawdor Community Centre from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Monday 18th March, Croy Community Hall from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th March, British Legion, 3 Cawdor Street, Nairn from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 26th March, Nairn Community & Arts Centre from 4pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 27th March, Dunbar Golf Course from 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday 27th March, Auldearn Hall from 6pm-8:30pm

You can also take a digital walk through our prompt boards here.

What is a Local Place Plan?

A Local Place Plan (‘LPP’) is a community-led plan setting out proposals for the development and use of land. Introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019, these plans set out a community’s aspirations for its future development.

The LPP is a way for our community, working with The Highland Council (our local authority) and other public sector organisations, to bring forward proposals that reflect National and Local Outcomes. By reflecting these policies and plans in our LPP, we should find it easier to make change happen. 

How is a Local Place Plan delivered?

The LPP is delivered by a community body. In June 2023, a community meeting of more than 40 attendees passed a mandate to NICE to deliver Nairnshire’s Local Place Plan.

NICE (‘Nairn Improvement Community Enterprise’) is a community controlled body in accordance with Section 19 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, registered in Scotland SC388110 with a membership of more than 600.

What is our Local Place Plan timetable?

In August 2023, NICE formed the LPP Steering Group (‘LPPSG’) and published its Terms of Reference and Participation Statement. In November 2023, the LPPSG appointed a Project Coordinator within a funding package supported by The Highland Council from October ’23 to February ’24.

In December 2023, our delivery timetable was approved by the LPPSG, which included key events:

  • 15th January: Community Group initial consultation 
  • 13th February: The Highland Council officer consultation
  • 4th – 27th March: Consultation Roadshow public drop in events 
  • throughout May: themed and scenario workshops
  • July: your chance to fine tune the Local Place Plan
  • early-mid August: launch the 28 day statutory consultation period
  • 13th September: our target date for submission to The Highland Council!

The last date for registration of a LPP with The Highland Council is 27th September 2024.

Why should I have my say?

This is your chance to make your opinions and feelings on the future of Nairn and Nairnshire clear. Without them, we won’t have a Local Place Plan and we won’t be able to help guide and shape the future of Nairn and Nairnshire.

How can I have my say?

You can attend any of our Road Show dates.

You can drop in to see us on a Tuesday afternoon at Nairn Community and Arts Centre from 2pm – 5pm or a Thursday from 9am to 5pm. From time to time, we may be out of the office, or hosting another meeting, but, we would love to see you.

If you can’t make it in, you can contact us by email at lpp@nicenairn.org.uk or leave a comment on www.nicenairn.org.uk/lpp or any of our pages or posts. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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