Date Added - 09/01/13
People in Moray are being invited to share their views on how settlements and communities should grow at a series of drop-in events being held this month as part of the consultation of the Local Development Plan main issues report.
The drop-in sessions will be held at various locations across Moray, beginning at Buckie on Monday (January 14) and finishing at Aberlour on January 29.
They will provide an overview of the Local Development Plan process and discuss some of the main issues facing Moray. The exhibitions will also look at the options for development sites for housing, employment and other land uses. Planning officers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss issues.
The Local Development Plan will guide development, encourage investment and will be a catalyst for change. The policy statements and development allocations will shape the way Moray develops over the next 10 years.
Moray Council published a main issues report in November as an important first stage in the preparation of the new Local Development Plan for Moray. The report focuses on a range of major issues which will be of importance in pursuing the vision to grow the population, create high quality jobs and create attractive sustainable places where people wish to live.
Views and comments are being sought from communities and other interested parties on how the main issues should be addressed and how settlements should grow in the future.
The drop-in exhibitions will take place from 3pm to 8pm at Buckie Townhouse West on Monday, January 14; the Fochabers Institute on Tuesday, January 15; Lossiemouth Town Hall on Wednesday, January 16; the Mortlach Memorial Hall in Dufftown on Thursday, January 17; Forres Town Hall on Tuesday, January 22; Elgin library on Wednesday, January 23; the Longmore Hall in Keith on Thursday, January 24 and the Fleming Hall in Aberlour on Tuesday, January 29.