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Homes plan for Fort Augustus is approved


By Alasdair Fraser

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A dozen new homes are to be built in Fort Augustus.
A dozen new homes are to be built in Fort Augustus.

Plans for the building of 12 new homes in Fort Augustus have been approved.

The development will also feature new access roads and parking on land just south of The Old Convent in the Loch Ness-side village.

In February, the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company successfully applied for £202,000 from the Scottish Land Fund to purchase the 17-acre site.

To respect the needs of the nearby self-catering business, the community enterprise – established in 2007 to develop local infrastructure and employment – has agreed to carry out building work outside the main tourist season.

The development, featuring flats in six blocks, forms part of the company’s plans to improve housing provision for the good of the community and local economy.

It also features attractive gardens, outdoor lighting, cycle storage, boundary walls and a pond for sustainable drainage.

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