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Aberdeenshire-based housing developer Kirkwood Homes Ltd encourages residents to give their views at second online event on the proposed controversial Inverness housing development on the site of the former Fairways golf course


By Ian Duncan

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Artist's impression released by Kirkwood Homes of how the Fairways development might look when finished.
Artist's impression released by Kirkwood Homes of how the Fairways development might look when finished.

Members of the public are invited to give their views about a controversial Inverness housing development at a second online event.

It has been organised by Aberdeenshire-based housing developer, Kirkwood Homes Ltd, who has thanked everyone who gave their feedback at the first round of online consultation.

The proposed Fairways development, on the site of a golf course, could see around 800 new family homes as well as a commercial development and a new two stream primary school site.

However the plan has already attracted a number of objections and local fears have been raised about traffic and infrastructure.

The developer was disappointed that it was not possible to hold traditional public exhibitions about the £200 million development and has already written to approximately 1200 local residents and businesses to inform them of the launch of an online exhibition.

It held the first online event in March and, in addition, meetings have been held with Lochardil and Drummond and Slackbuie Community Councils to provide further information on the proposals.

A second Online Consultation event will be held between 3pm and 6pm on Wednesday and is accessible here – it will provide an opportunity to find out how the plans have evolved based on local and consultee feedback.

The period for comments will remain open until 4th June 2021.

Allan Rae, land director, at Kirkwood Homes Ltd, said: “I’d like to thank all those that have taken the time to provide feedback during our first round of online consultation.

"Those valuable comments, along with our technical assessments will help inform the finalisation of the proposals.

"We look forward to additional feedback and importantly engaging with members of the public at our second online consultation event on Wednesday.’’

Related article: Plans for 800 homes and a primary school at Fairways golf course in Inverness are set to be revealed on Monday amid local fears about traffic and infrastructure

Related article: Plans for new Inverness hotel on the site of the Ironworks could be back on track; Kirkwood Homes also pushing ahead with plans for 800 homes on the site of the former Fairways golf course, with Highland councillors to consider proposals next week


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