The village ‘does not need housing’ as Croy and Culloden Community Council opposes the allocation of land in Croy Mains for houses under the current local development plan review of ‘Inner Moray Firth (IMFLDP)

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The Croy and Culloden Community Council opposes the allocation of land to Croy Mains for housing.

Croy and Culloden Community Council opposes the allocation of land in Croy Mains for housing under the current Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan (IMFLDP) review.

Members agreed at a recent meeting to register their objection to the proposal on the grounds that the surrounding roads and local primary school are unable to cope with such development.

President Bruce Strachan said, “Croy doesn’t need more housing.

“Our school is already packed and we are losing the playground to accommodate portable classrooms to accommodate students from Tornagrain and new Scotia housing.”

The community council has been told it could now be 2030 before a new primary school is built in Tornagrain, although people buying houses in the planned development have been told that a school will initially be built from by 2024 according to Highland Councilor Trish Robertson.

“Tornagrain is now at a size (250 houses) where it needs a school and there is no real definition of when it will be provided – and there are financial issues for the council to address”, she said at the meeting.

The site currently allocated to the houses under the revised IMFLDP is to the northwest of the current school and a recent development of 100 houses by Scotia Homes.

“I would be interested to know why this was put in the plan when it was not in the previous draft,” Mr. Strachan said.

“Unfortunately,” he added, “the most profitable crop for farmers is houses.

“I am not against more housing. But what happens when they are built? School and roads can’t cope.

Citing the lack of infrastructure as a major problem, Mr Strachan said everyone in the rapidly developing district of Milton of Leys in Inverness had been a letterbox for 10 years and local councilors in the Highlands were fighting over the lack facilities in Culloden for many years.


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