Planned new Highlands town set to welcome first residents

Tornagrain 2Residents have begun moving in to a new town in the Highlands which will eventually grow into a community of 12,000 people.

Being built on farmland near Inverness, developers claim Tornagrain is the first new town to be built in Scotland for more than 50 years.

Tornagrain 3The concept, which has been more than 10 years in the making, is being led by landowner the Earl of Moray and delivered by Places for People, housebuilders Stephen and developers ZeroC.

Tornagrain’s homes will range from large townhouses to small flats and it being modelled on planned villages of the 18th and 19th centuries.

TornagrainShops, premises for other businesses and green spaces will also be constructed in phases.

Highland Council’s planning, environment and development committee voted 17 to three in favour of the project in 2012.

In 2015, the developers said it could take up to 60 years to complete the overall project.

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