Nairn and Nairnshire Local Place Plan – get involved!

Your Nairnshire Local Place Plan consultation is open.

We are counting down to the end of our consultation Road Show. After a busy few weeks, we will have covered the length and breadth of Nairnshire collecting your ideas, thoughts, and proposals for the future development of Nairn and Nairnshire. It has been an exciting trip, with some carefully considered opinions, thoughts, and suggestions for our future development presented for incorporation to our body of evidence.

The Local Place Plan development has been an incremental path, which started way back in June 2023:

  • June – September 2023: initial public consultation, gathering your general thoughts on Nairn and Nairnshire, which became the formative themes for our detailed consultation
  • August 2023: NICE appointed as the Local Place Plan delivery body
  • October 2023: funding approved for NICE to deliver the Local Place Plan
  • November 2023: Local Place Plan Coordinator appointed, with open Thursdays launching at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre with some key community body meetings held
  • January 2023: our first Community Group consultation workshop was held in the Nairn Community & Arts Centre
  • February 2023: the Nairn and Nairnshire Local Place Plan timeline and progress so far presented to Highland Council
  • March 2023: our community consultation Road Show launched, starting in Nairn Academy, and ending on 27th March in the Lethen Hall, Auldearn
  • March 2023: our online detailed consultation went live, with a closing date of 14th April 2024

We have been asking some ‘voting’ questions, some demographic, and some more detailed questions on land development, use of land, and asking you to sow the seeds for future community action projects that may grow from the Local Place Plan.

This is your chance to have your opinion heard and taken through to our body of evidence, and to help shape the direction of Nairn and Nairnshire for the next 10+ years. As the grand parents would have said, “speak now or forever hold your peace”.

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