Controversial Cairngorm cabins win approval
May 29 2019
The Cairngorms National Park Authority has given its consent to a dozen eco-cabins in Corgarff, Donside, in a bid to draw more tourists to the park’s eastern boundary.
To be built by Blackbyre Developments to designs by Mac Architects the contemporary lodges would nestle within woodland close to the Lecht Ski Centre, capitalizing on the Snow Roads scenic route.
Planning committee convener, Eleanor Mackintosh remarked: “While I appreciate and fully understand the concerns raised, there is no doubt that an accommodation offering of this quality would do well in an area like Strathdon.”
Rachel Gray of Blackbyre Developments added: “The cabins we have designed are totally unique and will be powered using the latest renewable technologies offering guests the experience of eco-living whilst living amongst Scotland’s nature and wildlife. The cabins will be as off-grid as possible and we will also be installing electric car charging points for vehicles in the car parking area.”
Approval came despite a raft of objections centred on the design, lack of amenities and impact on wildlife.