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Development briefs go out to consultation

Press release   •   Jan 26, 2017 11:15 GMT

A six-week consultation is to be carried out on draft development briefs which have been prepared for five sites allocated for housing in the 2015 Moray Local Development Plan.

The sites are: R4 Clarkly Hill, Burghead; R1 + LONG at Manse Road, Hopeman; R2 + LONG at Braes of Allachie, Aberlour; R13 at Hamilton Drive, Elgin and R11 at Pilmuir Road West, Forres.

The consultation will begin on January 30 and continue until March 10.

The draft development briefs set out the design standards for future development of the five sites which developers will be expected to reflect in future planning applications.

The briefs do not revisit the principle of development on the sites as this has already been established through the local Development Plan.

The design standards set out in the draft development briefs reflect Scottish Government policy and the council’s own placemaking policy and guidance to ensure that high quality development is delivered on the ground.

Comments on the briefs can be submitted by e-mail to of by post to Moray Council, Planning and Development, PO Box 6760, High Street, Elgin IV30 9BX.

Responses to the consultation, along with the final development briefs, will be presented to a future meeting of the council’s planning and regulatory services committee.

The development briefs, which will be a material consideration in the determination of any forthcoming planning applications, can be viewed at or at local libraries.

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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