New first time buyer homes approved in Grantown-on-Spey

The Cairngorms National Park Authority has granted planning permission for 16 new homes aimed at first time buyers to be built in Grantown-on-Spey.

The development is part of the Seafield Avenue/Beachen Court development which was granted planning permission in 2016. That application was for a development of 43 plots and associated works as well as a related application for 10 affordable homes on a neighbouring plot, which are currently under construction.

This latest phase of 16 properties – a mixture of two and three bedroom units – are of such a design that first time buyers will qualify for the Scottish Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme.

Recommending the application for approval, planning officer Katherine Donnachie said: “The principle of housing on this site is well established by both the Local Development Plan designation and the existing consent.”

Eleanor Mackintosh, convener of the planning committee, added: “I am happy to see the next phase of this development progressing in a timely fashion and welcome the fact that the application will deliver a wider range of housing for Grantown.”

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