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Approval for Portgordon icehouse development

Press Release   •   Aug 17, 2017 11:23 BST

The east and north elevations of the icehouse, as detailed in the planning applications

An application to build a coffee shop, wellbeing centre and manager’s flat as part of the development of Portgordon ice house was today given the go-ahead by planners.

The proposal, which was recommended for refusal by planning officers, received 48 letters of support and seven objections.

The applicant and supporters addressed a special hearing of Moray Council’s Planning & Regulatory Services committee.

Following the submissions Cllr Marc Macrae proposed a motion to approve the application, seconded by Cllr David Bremner. Chair of the committee, Cllr Claire Feaver, proposed the application be refused and was seconded by Cllr Amy Patience.

Cllr Macrae’s motion was carried seven votes to three. Voting for approval were Councillors Macrae, Bremner, Divers, Eagle, Edwards, Laing and Wilson. Cllr Donald Gatt joined Cllrs Patience and Feaver in upholding the officer’s recommendation to refuse.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

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