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Cairngorms National Park – Call for Sites and Ideas

The Cairngorms National Park Authority is reviewing the National Park Local Development Plan with a view to having a new plan in place for 2020. The plan will set of the Authority’s policies and proposals to guide development between 2020 and 2015.

As part of the initial stage of this process the CNP Authority has launched a call for "sites and ideas".  This allows anyone with an interest in the development of land, i.e. landowners, developers, and community groups, to proposed sites they would like to see considered for future development within the next Local Development Plan.  It is also likely that status of current Local Development Plan allocations will be reviewed, and sites which have made no progress may risk removal and substitution with suitable alternatives.

Should you have aspirations to develop your land or property interests, or indeed to influence the future development of the Cairngorms National Park area, it is crucial that you take this opportunity to submit a "Development Bid" to the Park Authority.  Bid sites can be submitted for a range of potential uses, including housing, employment or other developments such as leisure and tourism or community facilities.

Once the "Development Bids" have been received and reviewed by the Authority, a Main Issues Report is likely to be published in Spring 2017, which will consider the development options and set out the preferred development strategy.  In doing so, it provides a further opportunity to comment on the preferred sites and to put forward alternatives.  It also provides an opportunity to influence future planning policy and guidance.

 If you have any potential sites for housing, employment, tourism, community or any other use we encourage you to submit a development bid to the Park Authority by the deadline of 3 February 2017. 


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