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Kirkwood Homes plan multi-million pound 80-home development at Drumossie, Inverness

By Neil MacPhail

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A similar Kirkwood development.
A similar Kirkwood development.

AN Aberdeen-shire based developer has plans for a multi-million pound project to build 80 new homes at Drumossie, Inverness.

Kirkwood Homes Ltd, has submitted a proposal of application notice

to Highland Council for the development of which 25% (20 units) will be affordable.

Kirkwood Homes plan public consultation which will include both online and in-person events.

Information will be available to view on the project website at www.kirkwoodconsultations.co.uk/drumossie from

May 18, and an in-person drop-in session will take place at the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel between 2pm and 6pm on May 25.

The online aspect will include four live chat sessions between 2pm and 4pm and between 6pm and 8pm on May 26, and between 2pm and 4pm and between 6pm and 8pm on June 29.

Kirkwood have written also to around 500 residents and businessesin order to provide the opportunity for them to return feedback on the proposals.

Allan Rae, Kirkwood's land director said: “We are pleased to be bringing forward proposals for up to 80 new family homes at Drumossie in Inverness, of which 20 units will be affordable, as it is vitally important that all those who wish to live in Inverness have the opportunity to do so.

“Having had limited face-to-face engagement over the last couple of years due to the pandemic, we are delighted to be hosting an in-person event at the Drumossie Hotel. We look forward to receiving questions and,

importantly, feedback from local residents and other interested parties throughout our consultation.”

Members of the public will be able to provide comment on the initial proposals up until June 9 2022. The deadline for comments following the second live chat session will be July 13, 2022.

The company anticipates that a planning application will be submitted to Highland Council in late summer 2022.

Kirkwood Homes has a turnover of £50 million and directly employs over 130 people.

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