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An Camas Mòr returns to Planning Committee

14th August 2017

Plans for a new community to the east of Aviemore are back on the agenda at the next meeting of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) Planning Committee.

Planning Permission in Principle was granted for An Camas Mòr in March 2014 for a new community of 1500 residential units, business and community facilities as well as the necessary infrastructure.

The Planning Committee are considering an application to change planning condition 1 – which restricts development to 630 new homes until a review of the impact the development is having on the landscape and ecology is completed – when they meet in Nethy Bridge on Friday 18 August.

The applicant is seeking to change the wording of the condition to incorporate a more phased approach to development.

Gavin Miles, Head of Planning and Communities at the CNPA explained: “Having assessed the Section 42 application, we are recommending that our Planning Committee approve it subject to appropriate conditions. There have been no significant changes to policy or circumstances since the Planning Permission in Principle was granted in 2014, though we have better information on the potential impacts of people living in the new development on European Protected Sites and capercaillie.

“We consider the changes proposed by the applicant to be acceptable but are recommending a suite of conditions and other measures that will manage the development and require the applicant to prove there will not be any adverse effects to capercaillie in Badenoch and Strathspey as a result of the proposals before any development can start.”

To read the planning papers, please visit the CNPA website