Management plans have been approved for conservation areas in two Moray towns.
They will now be regarded as material considerations in determining planning applications in the Keith and Forres conservation areas.
The documents were produced in support of the Keith Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme and on behalf of the Forres Conservation Area Working Group but until now had no formal status in the planning process.
Moray Council’s planning and regulatory services committee, which approved the adoption of the documents today, heard that they would provide guidance to prevent harm and promote enhancement to owners, agents and contractors undertaking repair or maintenance work on traditional buildings within the conservation areas.
A report said: “The documents will become material considerations in the determination of planning applications and will assist in the active management of the conservation areas so that they are preserved and enhanced for future generations.”
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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