Monthly Archives: October 2011

Note of Directors’ Meeting on 28 October 2011

The directors’ met to discuss the next steps, further to their suggestion that the way forward on town centre and related community issues should be the formation of a Community Interest Company (“CIC”). The following have been added to our … Continue reading

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The derelict bus station – another design-award contender?

The latest news – hot off the press – is that after many years of inaction while the seagulls nested and the bus station slowly rotted, the developer who owns the abandoned building has just submitted a planning application.  The … Continue reading

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Shock! Horror! The Carbuncle nomination: threat or opportunity?

….Once upon a time there was a little boy who stood up and bravely pointed out that the Emperor had no clothes…. Last month Nairn was scandalised when a local resident going under the pseudonym of “nairnbairn” nominated the town … Continue reading

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The Council-owned sites – restoration or demolition?

To no-one’s great surprise, the Highland Council has put the land and buildings it owns in the town centre up for sale.  But the idea of selling the plots, buildings and car parks off separately has rightly caused concern.   Some … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in the town centre…something stirs at the Regal

Rosemary Young’s one-woman campaign succeeded this summer where several years of fine words and assurances from our elected Councillors had failed.  At last the paintbrushes came out and the Regal got a quick coat of whitewash. So far so good.  … Continue reading

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The Farmers Showfield – here we go again?

Among the responses to the Council’s “Call for Sites” to be allocated for development under the new Inner Moray Firth plan, the Nairnshire Telegraph and others spotted that the Farmers’ Showfield had been put forward for redevelopment. Those with long … Continue reading

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NICE Directors’ Meeting Notes

The Directors’ of NICE met on the 14th Oct to deal with aspects of business and discuss future direction. You can download the report of the meeting here

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The Highland-wide Plan – is it the A96 Corridor Framework reinvented?

The Council received over 300 responses to their consultations about the new region-wide draft development plan.  Developers and landowners argued (what a surprise!) for even more generous allocations of land for building, to cope with the predicted massive increase in … Continue reading

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The traffic lights mystery – wrong problem, wrong solutions

Residents had long complained about traffic congestion along the A96.  Amid the general rejoicing over the summer  that the Sainsburys’ development was going ahead, few folk noticed that the conditions in the small print included a requirement from Transport Scotland … Continue reading

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SOMETHING NICE, OR SOMETHING NASTY? THE LATEST ON THE TOWN CENTRE

A lot has happened since the energetic burst of local action on the town centre earlier in the year.  Things were quieter over the summer, but in recent weeks there have been a number of significant events which have far-reaching … Continue reading

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