30th January 2018
With only a few weeks left to make your views known on how the Cairngorms National Park should change and develop over the next few years, there are still opportunities to have your say in person on the Main Issues Report (MIR) – the first step in producing the next Local Development Plan (LDP).
The last few meetings as part of the MIR consultation are taking place on Thursday 8th February at Talla Nan Ross, Kingussie with a drop-in session from 1pm followed by a round table discussion starting at 2.30pm. Later the same day in the Carr-Bridge Village Hall there will be a drop-in session from 6pm, followed by a round table discussion from 7pm. Then on Monday 12th February there will be a similar event at the Newtonmore Village Hall starting at 6pm with a round table discussion from 7pm.
The MIR consultation is the key stage for the public to have their say and help shape the future of the Cairngorms National Park with feedback going forward to help shape the next Cairngorms National Park LDP – the starting point in making any planning decisions. It sets how places should change or stay the same and the best location for new homes, businesses, public services and so on. The Cairngorms National Park Authority wants to see as many people as possible getting involved at the Main Issues Report stage whether that is online or in person.
As well as several key questions about where development should happen and how do we protect the special environment of the Park, each community has its own section in the MIR setting out areas that could be considered for development in the future.
The consultation closes on Friday 2nd March. For more information on the MIR meetings or other ways to get involved, please visit the CNPA website.