Figure 1: Map 31, Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan 2, page 278, published for consultation 25th March 2023
This site is bound by and, without development of NA05, accessed from the A96. The site has a total area of circa 2.1ha and is identified for a capacity of 40 new houses within a mixed use development of Housing, Business, and Community. Any development proposal should be presented as a Developer Masterplan prior to commencing any application. Reference NA06: East of the Retail Park, Inner Moray Firth Development Plan 2, page 282, published for consultation 25th March 2023.
The IMFLDP2 context to this site is set against one of potential archeological interest, which adds an interesting dynamic. It is also framed by the existing A96 footpath linking Nairn to Auldearn, which should be upgraded along the site frontage, ie alongside the A96.
How do you see the development opportunity for this area to the East of the Retail Park? as the potential corner stone to Nairn’s East arrival, with the first access of the A96, how would you aim to develop the site? Perhaps there is an opportunity to re-route the footpath away from the A96, to embrace an Active Travel green network upgrade between Nairn and Auldearn, whilst developing a unique affordable development, bringing housing within a few minutes walk of Balmakeith Industrial Estate?
Maybe you see the site as having the potential to create more employment, forming a small office and digital park, with an interesting green space fostering inside outside work spaces where nature and commerce can live side by side.
Perhaps you think the site is best suited to expanding the Retail Park, with additional retail units set within a striking wooded boundary, bringing additional jobs to Nairn?
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