Tomintoul and Glenlivet masterplan completed
August 7 2012Tomintoul and Glenlivet area of the Cairngorm National Park has been completed, outlining a conservation strategy, design guidance and growth framework for the area.
Led by Urban Animation and Dhu Rural the strategy focuses on establishing Tomintoul as a distinctive and vibrant place.
One of over 200 planned villages built in Scotland between the 18th and 19th centuries the settlement retains its original grid pattern centred on a single street and square although this has been diluted in recent years by unsympathetic extensions.
To remedy this it is proposed to designate the village a conservation area as well as establish a community development trust to enable locals to tackle business investment, facilities, housing and services.
In tandem with this a ‘Transform Tomintoul’ team has also been formed, consisting of project partners including Cairngorms National Park Authority, Moray Council and HIE.
These new organisations will look at plans by the Crown Estate to erect a mountain biking centre as well as caravan and camping facilities and the reopening of two closed hotels.
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