Highland Council launches planning and housing consultations

highland councilThree online consultations on planning and housing issues have been launched by the Highland Council.

In addition, the authority has launched a review of its main planning policy document, the Highland-wide Local Development Plan (HWLDP).

The HWLDP seeks people’s views on updating the council’s main policies for determining planning applications and shaping the future of the Highland area.

The report has now been published for a 12-week consultation running until 18 December.

It sets out issues and options for updating a broad range of planning policies, and an updated vision and spatial strategy for Highland.

The strategy includes focusing development on existing settlements, support rural businesses and communities, and an emphasis on design and transport issues.

The document is structured around four key outcomes that show how the plan could help deliver community planning priorities.

The council is also seeking public opinion on two other documents, the draft Onshore Wind Energy Supplementary Guidance (OWESG) and the Local Housing Strategy (LHS).

The public consultation on these documents runs from 25 September until 18 December 2015.

The three documents are being published through the consultation portal here.


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