Plans that have been put forward to create a completely new community to the East of the Scottish Town of Aviemore are expected to successfully go through the final set of approvals. The project is awaiting approval from the Cairngorms National Park Authority and it is thought the will approve the plans at some point this week.
Planning Permission in Principle was first granted for the project in March 2014, which when completed would create a new community filled with 1,500 homes, business and community facilities and the necessary infrastructure needed to support the development at An Camas Mòr.
However, since this permission in principle was first granted, the developers have applied to alter a condition of the plans which could lead to a more phased approach to the construction work when carrying out the development. Condition one of the original planning permission states that no development above 630 homes will be carried out before the developer has completed a review into the impact the development has. This means that the developer must review what affect the development is having on the environment, landscape and ecology before building more than 630 homes. It is this condition that the developers want to change, pressing for a Site-wide Phasing Plan to be submitted instead.
The planning committee for the Cairngorms National Park Authority will be considering the planning application on Friday the 18th August and will also be looking at the amendments suggested by the development company in order to decide whether to grant planning permission. The National Park Authority Planning department is recommending that the plans be approved, as there have been no significant changes made since the Planning in Principle was granted in 2014. The department also suggest a number of measures and conditions to better monitor the development after the alteration to the conditions.