Highland Council plans 93 new homes in Easter Ross
The Highland Council has submitted plans for 93 new homes in Cromlet, Invergordon.
Plans for the development are among applications to be considered at next week’s north planning meeting.
The development, which will be located north west of the town centre, will be accessed from Castle Avenue and includes a mix of one to fivebedroom houses, along with flats, bungalows and self-build plots.
The development is spread across three phases, with the first phase including 35 social houses. The remaining site will feature 50% affordable housing.
The large plot is now mostly scrubland but formerly served as a military depot, The Press and Journal reports.
Before its use as a military depot, the site was a naval base and Army camp. While a resident raised concerns about a loss in green space, planners claim the development actually delivers more.
The development takes a “holistic approach”, and the council’s access officer praised the generous open spaces and play parks.
A large number of mature trees line the site at Gordon Terrace and Castle Avenue, and most of these will be protected.
Invergordon Community Council did not object to the development, but did voice concerns about traffic congestion on Castle Avenue on rugby match days. However, the council believes the access route is manageable.
The plans also include electric vehicle charging points.
The north planning committee meets on January 25 to decide on the overall development and phase one planning application.