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Row over threat to Culloden woodland


By Alasdair Fraser

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CULLODEN residents have accused a developer of bullying behaviour in seeking to sell-off popular woodland by their homes.

Cambridge firm Leasotel Ltd wrote to Moray Park householders earlier this month offering to sell 120 shares in the 11 acres of Culloden Woods at £500 a share to “protect the woodland from any development”.

Leasotel director Brian Randall, who says there is interest from an Inverness developer, claims ownership of the land, although the ownership is not registered on title deeds.

The woodland, just a mile from Culloden battlefield, will be up for auction as a development opportunity through Future Property Auctions on October 9.

A Moray Park Residents’ Association spokesman said: “It is classed as amenity land and the landowner has a duty to look after it. Residents felt bullied into making a decision under threat of development on land not classified as for development.”

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