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Drumnadrochit could get 15 homes as Inverness-based not-for-profit property development company Highland Housing Alliance submits planning application to Highland Council


By Ian Duncan

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Artist'simpressuion of the proposed development.
Artist'simpressuion of the proposed development.

Plans have been lodged to build 15 new homes in Drumnadrochit.

They were submitted to Highland Council by Inverness-based not-for-profit property development company Highland Housing Alliance (HHA).

HHA is hoping to increase the provision of much-needed homes across the region, proposals seek to transform a derelict space into high-quality affordable housing for the local community.

The site is to the south of the village and the proposed development will provide what is described as “an aesthetically pleasing addition to the village with a design and finish that complements the surroundings”, including neighbouring residential developments.

The applicant is working alongside planning officers and technical consultees – feedback from the community is also welcomed.

Following the pre-application stage the latest plans include updates on open space, parking layout and material features.

And, if the development is to get the green light, the energy-efficient homes would include bright open-plan living space with attractive communal outdoor areas, complete with secure cycle storage and private parking spaces.

Gail Matheson, chief executive of HHA, said: “Alongside Highland Council, we recognise that there is an acute demand for homes across the region and in a bid to retain the younger generation staying up north and locally, it is imperative that we provide suitable housing options.

“Alongside our key stakeholders and design team, we have refined plans to arrive at a well-considered and connected housing development that will be attractive to a range of prospective tenants which they can hopefully make their home.

“Our plans align with wider Highland Council objectives to boost the housing options and we are hopeful that we can progress with our vision in the months ahead.”


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