Published: 15/11/2011 15:00 - Updated: 15/11/2011 11:16

£250,000 improvements planned for Nairn

New CCTV cameras could be installed in Nairn.
New CCTV cameras could be installed in Nairn.

NEW street lights and closed circuit television cameras could be installed in Nairn.

A shop front scheme to improve the appearance of the town has also been suggested as a possible use of £250,000 worth of developer contributions from Sainsbury’s, which opened its first Highland store at Balmakeith earlier this year.

A contribution towards town centre improvements in Nairn formed part of planning permission for the store.

Highland Council’s planning, environment and development committee will decide tomorrow whether the projects go ahead with £130,200 allocated for street lighting, £52,200 for CCTV and £67,600 for the shop front scheme, where inventive use is made of vacant shop fronts.

“The improvements will complement the work already undertaken in respect of the streetscape works in Nairn,” said Malcolm Macleod, head of the council’s planning and building standards.

Meanwhile, it was reported last week that the local authority is considering switching off/dimming some street lights in Broadhill, Nairn, as part of a trial which could lead to some lights being switched off permanently as a money saving measure.

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