The Findhorn Foundation has lodged plans to rebuild their sanctuary which was burned down in a devasting fire which caused £400,000 of damage.
The charity wants to build a new building which will seat just under 100 people.
The space will be designed to fully accommodate weddings, christening, sacred
dance and other gatherings.
Papers have now been submitted to Moray Council planning chiefs seeking planning permission.
On April 12, 2021, flames destroyed the community centre and main meditation sanctuary.
Only charred supporting pillars and an external staircase remained of some of the oldest landmarks on the park.
At Inverness Sheriff Court, Sheriff Eilidh MacDonald ordered longterm staff member Joseph Clark to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work and placed him on three years’ social work supervision after he carried out the fire-raising attack in revenge for being made redundant.
The wooden hexagonal community centre building was home to large communal lunches and dinners with residents, shared Sunday singing sessions and workshops.
Meanwhile the original sanctuary which opened in April 1968 was at the heart of the community.
In August, we revealed their £260,000 plans to rebuild the building which was destroyed in a fire last year.
The full story can be found here.
But now, the plans are official.
John Talbott, who is leading major efforts to rebuild the Moray eco-village, previously spoke to us.
He said: “We would like to make the meditation sanctuary a bigger space and have room for up to 100 people.
“Previously it could hold from 60 to 70 people but felt packed.
“Any support with the project would be greatly appreciated.”
Donations can be made for the rebuild here.