Council vows to take ‘holistic’ approach to new housing development

Highland Council has granted permission for 93 new homes in Invergordon.

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Highland Council: A new development will be built in Invergordon.

Highland Council has granted permission for a new development of 93 homes off Cromlet Drive in Invergordon.

The first phase of development will deliver 35 social homes, while half of the remaining development will be affordable.

The site includes a mix of one to five-bedroom houses, along with flats, bungalows and self-build plots. Residents will access the development from Castle Terrace.

The Cromlet development sits on scrubland that has a long military history.

As the applicant, Highland Council said it would take a ‘holistic’ approach to the development.

The council aims to encourage active travel and reduce vehicle driving speeds.

It will install electric vehicle charging points to ‘future proof’ the development and hopes to keep streets clear by providing off-street parking at every home and courtyard parking at flats.

The development will make maximum use of green space onsite, including paths and play parks, and will retain the mature trees on Gordon Terrace and Castle Avenue.

As a condition of permission, north planning committee chairwoman Maxine Morley-Smith secured agreement that the area around the Black Path will be landscaped and approved.

By local democracy reporter Nicola Sinclair