Figure 1. Nairn, Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan 2, published for consultation 25th March 2023, page 278
Area NA02 Former Showfield East is identified in IMFLDP2 for an indicative 20 new homes in circa 0.8ha. Development of the site does feature requirements, including retaining the “green space, including provision of reconfigured sports pitch of at least equivalent size and quality”, all with enhanced parking and access provision. Reference Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan 2, published for consultation 25th March 2023, page 279.
What do you think?
Is it possible to achieve an enhanced access, with parking, where access is generally obtained from Lodgehill Road?
How does an additional 20 homes, at an additional 30 vehicles (calculated using the THC planning formula of 1.5 cars per new home), feature accessing the A96 at one of the most congested stretches of the A96 as it travels through Nairn?
Perhaps you think this infill site makes clear sense in the sustainable development of Nairn, creating capacity increase in housing without expanding the boundaries of the town?
Or do you think that the Showfield represents a key Getting Around anchor point in accessing the primary schools and High Street from Achareidh and Tradespark, taking pedestrians and non-vehicular transport away from the A96 whilst maintaining green space and capacity for sports in the town centre?
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