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CNPA refuses planning permission for first phase of Kingussie housing development

13th September 2013

Members of the Cairngorms National Park Authority’s (CNPA) Planning Committee have refused planning permission for the first phase of a housing development in Kingussie.

Davall Developments already have a planning permission in principle for the site, which could eventually allow for up to 300 houses. However, the Planning Committee voted to refuse the application for phase one at their meeting this afternoon (Friday 13 September) because of issues surrounding access to the site via Dunbarry Road.

Committee members were presented with proposals for 37 serviced plots and 18 affordable houses along with an access road for construction traffic. Furthermore, the application sought to vary a condition of the planning in principle to allow the 55 houses in this first phase of the development to access properties via the town’s Dunbarry Road network.

The condition in question was the source of much debate at the meeting with the Dunbarry Road network having been ruled out earlier as a proposed access to homes because of the nature of the road, issues with the Dunbarry Road/High Street junction and concerns raised by members of the public.

The applicants submitted new information outlining proposed improvements to the roads network – which were approved by the roads authorities – but the relaxation of this condition was deemed unsatisfactory by members who voted 8-6 to refuse the application.

Read this planning paper in full.