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7N receive clearance for Inverness Airport Business Park

January 20 2010

7N receive clearance for Inverness Airport Business Park
Inverness Airport has received clearance from Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey planning committee to construct a new business park.

A site covering 250 hectares will be developed by a consortium comprising private and public sector organisations including Highland Council and Moray Development Company Ltd.

Over the long term a range of commercial, industrial, storage, distribution and hotel facilities will erected on land adjacent to the airport.

These will be separated into a series of “zones” to take account of localised land uses such as woodland, airside and landscape.

Stressing good design the developers have employed 7N Architects to compile a design code for architects on orientations, elevation and materials. Extensive landscaping and the planting of some 150,000 trees are also proposed.

The park will abut the proposed New Town of Tornagrain, presenting opportunity for Ewan Anderson at 7N. He said: "We have had quite an extended dialogue with Andres Duany and DPZ about integrating the two so they can successfully be knitted together. It was a key part of our brief and turned out to be a positive process. The block structure to the right hand side of the image is co-ordinated to integrate with Tornagrain.

"The drawings which show this didn’t form part of the application as Tornagrain was still being developed at that time."

The scheme was opposed by Croy and Culloden & Ardersier and Petty Community Councils.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Cathy on 20 Jan 2010 at 15:44 PM
Approval for 250 hectares over 50 years when the Local Plan gave approval for approx 55 hectares to 2011 specifically for the economic initiative.

A shiny new development plan consultation process putting development in the A96 Corridor 'centre stage' and no mention of the Airport Development for the period beyond 2011 in it.

Highland Council part of the consortium? Is that correct?

Planting for 150,000 trees, but will any trees in other areas not shown in the pciture above be list?

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