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Council issues 'call for sites'

Press release   •   Dec 12, 2016 10:18 GMT

Moray Council is inviting landowners, developers, community groups and others to put forward suggestions on sites which might be suitable for housing, employment and retail uses.

The ‘call for sites’ is the first stage in the review of the council’s current Local Development Plan.

It will be followed next July by a similar exercise at which point further detailed information will be required to support the inclusion of sites in the new plan.

Following an assessment of suggested sites, preferred options and alternatives will be set out in the Main Issues Report due for publication at the end of next year.

A council spokesman said: “Sites can be put forward by developers, landowners, local communities or individuals and you do not need to be a landowner to put forward a site, although the council will seek evidence that any site being put forward is deliverable.”

In addition to identifying sites there is also an opportunity to comment on the issues that should be taken into account when formulating the new plan.

Initial suggestions should be submitted by February 28, 2017 on a site submission form which can be accessed at

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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