Drop-in exhibitions showcasing what the future of Moray could look like will be held next month.
Moray Council’s planning team will be in five different towns throughout February to give the public a chance to have their say on the Proposed Plan – part of the preparation of the Local Development Plan 2020.
They will be visiting Keith, Aberlour, Buckie, Forres and Elgin.
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The plan represents the ‘settled’ view of the council, which means it’s not expected that the final content will differ much from what is being proposed.
There is now a 10-week consultation period under way, with all comments or objections to be received by March 15.
In the last round of consultation more than 400 responses were received, and these helped create the policies within the plan which sets out where development should or should not take place.
It also sets out the best locations for new homes and businesses and describes how any new facilities such as roads, schools and parks will be provided.
Chairman of Moray Council’s Planning & Regulatory Services Committee, Cllr David Bremner, insisted that the planning decisions will impact on daily life.
He said: “How people travel, live, shop, work or spend leisure time is often influenced by planning.
“Therefore, ensuring the Local Development Plan delivers places that people want to live, work and invest in is important.”
The planning team will visit Aberlour’s Fleming Hall on February 7, Buckie’s Fishermen’s Hall on February 12, Elgin Town Hall on February 20, Forres Town Hall on February 25 and Keith’s Longmore Hall on February 28.