Moray councillors discuss two ‘major’ planning applications

MORAY Council has said that it is ‘encouraging’ to see developers consider build opportunities across the region after two ‘major’ proposals were discussed by councillors yesterday.

Members of the local authority’s planning and regulatory services committee discussed plans by Springfield Properties for the build of housing and a serviced school site at the south west side of Elgin.

They also heard about proposals for a new 450-pupil primary school on land to the south of Myreside Cottage in the town, which extends to approximately three hectares of current farmland, a section of Covesea Road, and an adjoining stretch of Sey Burn. It represents the primary school site which has been granted planning permission in principle and forms part of the Findrassie Masterplan R11 site identified in the Moray local development plan 2020.

Chair of Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee, councillor David Gordon, said, “As well as addressing the growing need for new housing in Elgin north and south areas, the proposals outline plans for modern infrastructure required to support our growing population. I strongly encourage residents to get involved in the developers’ public engagement events so they can use the feedback to help shape the proposals before applications to the council are made. Once the applications have been received, they’ll be considered by the planning and regulatory services committee.”