Want a better understanding of how plans for the future of the Cairngorms National Park might affect you? Information events are taking place throughout the Park in October and November to run through what the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) is proposing. The sessions cover the draft National Park Plan 2012-2017 and the Local Development Plan Main Issues Report. These important publications will set out how the National Park will be taken forward in the future – not just in terms of the improved habitats, better conservation or growing the economy but also where houses can be built, infrastructure and support for communities. The Cairngorms National Park Plan 2012-2017 will be the blueprint for how the Park is managed and the Cairngorms Local Development Plan Main Issues Report will determine what kinds of development can take place and where. Your views will help shape what should be a priority in the Park and how it’s managed as well as policies on future development. Each event runs from 7pm – 9.15pm and there’s no need to book.
|Wed 5th Oct 2011||Newtonmore Village Hall||Dalwhinnie, Laggan, Newtonmore|
|Thurs 6th Oct 2011||Blair Atholl Village Hall||Blair Atholl, Killiecrankie|
|Mon 24th Oct 2011||Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore||Aviemore|
|Tue 25th Oct 2011||Boat of Garten Village Hall||Carr-bridge, Boat of Garten, Nethy Bridge|
|Thurs 27th Oct 2011||Talla nan Ros, Kingussie||Kingussie, Kincraig|
|Mon 31st Oct 2011||Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey||Dulnain Bridge, Grantown-on-Spey, Cromdale and Advie|
|Tues 1st Nov 2011||Braemar Village Hall, Braemar||Braemar, Glenshee|
|Wed 2nd Nov 2011||Mike Sheridan Room,||Ballater, Donside, Mid-Deeside, Cromar Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater|
|Mon 7th Nov 2011||Memus Hall, nr Kirriemuir||Angus|
|Mon 7th Nov 2011||Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul||Tomintoul, Glenlivet|
CNPA Board Member Dave Fallows said: “I along with fellow board members and CNPA staff will be at these meetings to talk through and answer questions on what’s proposed.” “We’d like to hear if you agree on what’s important for the future of the National Park and also how you can help us achieve our aims and ultimately have an outstanding place, enjoyed and valued by everyone.” “What’s in the Park Plan will affect things like what support is available to land managers, how we prioritise effort to conserve species and habitats, the way communities can deliver their action plans, the opportunities people have for recreation and enjoying the Park and the opportunities to grow the economy.” The public consultations on the draft National Park Plan 2012-2017 and the Main Issues Report for the Local Development Plan began on 19th September 2011 and run until Friday 9th December 2011. For the first time, it’s possible to respond online at www.cairngorms.co.uk.