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Friday, February 23, 2024

Grantown-on-Spey Draft Conservation Area Management Plan 

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Working in partnership with The Grantown Society and Cairngorms National Park Authority, The Highland Council is pleased to announce the release for public consultation of the draft Grantown-on-Spey Conservation Area Management Plan.

Originally a Georgian planned town, Grantown is a vibrant mix of original Georgian buildings, Victorian commercial redevelopment and suburban villas. 

At the heart of the town is the historic Square, which was originally the market place. 

Today, Grantown is home to many businesses, residents, leisure and visitor facilities, and is situated within the scenic Spey Valley and Cairngorm mountain range.

Commenting on the draft documents, Convener of The Highland Council and a member on the Badenoch and Strathspey Committee, Cllr Bill Lobban said: 

Grantown-on-Spey contains many fine examples of Highland architecture, which are complimented by open green spaces, woodlands and trees.   

“The plan provides strategy and guidance on the management of change and development in the Conservation Area, in order to preserve and enhance its special qualities, and its character and appearance. 

“As a key stakeholder in the local community, The Grantown Society has been pivotal in facilitating much of the work to deliver the report so I would like to thank them for their involvement and support.

“I encourage all interested parties to attend the public drop-in event and comment upon the document, as their views will help shape the future of Grantown.”

Members of the public are invited to attend a drop-in event on Wednesday 15 February 2023, between 12 – 4pm and 5-7pm in the Community Centre Café, Grantown-on-Spey. 

Representatives of The Council’s Historic Environment Team will be on hand to discuss the consultation, answer queries and share the draft management plan and maps.

The consultation is open for comments between 6 February and 19 March 2023.  

The draft Management Plan can be viewed online or in person at Grantown Service Point, CNPA Planning Office, Grantown, Grantown Library and Council HQ, Inverness, between 6 February and 19 March 2023.  

Comments can be made via the consultation portal or by email at planning-conservation@highland.gov.uk

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