We are grateful to everyone who took time to complete the online survey. There were sufficient grounds for NICE to submit its objection. We fully support the need for housing and a new CAB office, but this proposal would result in “the wrong building in the wrong place”. You may read the submitted Planning Objection HERE , along with the key results of the survey. A more detailed analysis of the results will follow.
Following public consultation in 2014, Highland Council published a shared community vision for Nairn town centre. It was given the go-ahead in Oct 2015 by Members of the Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee.
Members agreed that a new ‘Nairn Community Town Centre Plan’ be adopted as non-statutory planning guidance to influence future planning applications for Nairn town centre and help community organisations to make bids for funding projects. There were several themes.
Theme 2: Make better use of area between King St and the High St
The final approved plan has been developed in collaboration between community groups, Highland Council and partners including responses received to a public consultation on the ‘Draft Nairn Town Centre Action Plan’. Public workshops were held in Nairn during April and May 2014 with assistance from the Scottish Government’s town centre regeneration fund.
The proposals below were put forward at the public consultation event to develop this plan. They reflect a need to improve the attractiveness of open space in the town centre and increase vitality by finding new uses for buildings and spaces.
- Establish a new Town Square
- Provide new multi-function space
- Reconfigure car-parking to achieve more efficient use of space
- Bring the Council’s former social work building back into use
- Convert the Council’s Finance Office to civic use
We regret and apologise for the linkage of #TeamHamish to the NICE Town Centre Survey as reported in the Nairnshire Telegraph 15th Sept. This is an independent NICE survey and has nothing to do with #TeamHamish.