Drumnadrochit homes gain approval despite concerns
PLANS for 43 new homes in Drumnadrochit have been given the nod.
Members of Highland Council’s south planning committee accepted advice from planners that the number of new homes was appropriate for phases four and five of the Kilmore Farm development.
Planning officer Simon Hindson told members that a build rate of 15 homes a year by developer Rural Projects and Developments was considered appropriate.
Plans comprise 13 detached and 12 semi-detached houses, eight terraced houses, eight flats and two mid-terrace houses.
Glen Urquhart Community Council wanted no more than 10 per year and raised concern over the number of units proposed when compared with the local plan.
Councillor Margaret Davidson was told that her wish to have land set aside for expansion of the nearby cemetery would have to be discussed with the developer.
Councillor Duncan Macpherson asked if there were any flooding issues, given that the development would eventually be close to Loch Ness, and Mr Hindson said flooding was not a problem there.