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Consultation launched on Dallas Dhu masterplan

Press Release   •   Jan 30, 2017 08:08 GMT

An eight-week consultation gets under way today on a draft masterplan for the Dallas Dhu area on the outskirts of Forres.

The masterplan – which shows an indicative capacity of 172 houses – covers an area to the south of the town and incorporates sites R6 Mannachie, R10 Dallas Dhu and Forres LONG 2.

The vision is to create a new edge to Forres with an attractive high quality transition from urban to rural.

A landscape-led approach has been used to make the most of the natural features on site, half of which will remain undeveloped.

The masterplan includes the following key elements:

  • A strong frontage onto Mannachie Road punctuated by green wedges
  • A central tree-lined spine street providing visual and physical connectivity through the site
  • Improved access onto the Dava Way and a permeable network of pedestrian and cycle path connections
  • Provision of a range of housing densities and tenures to reflect the edge-of-town location
  • Large areas of green space and wetland habitat

As part of the consultation a drop-in exhibition will be held at Forres House Community Centre on Wednesday, March 8 from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Comments on the draft masterplan must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, March 27 by e-mail to or in writing to Local Development Plan, Development Services, Moray Council, PO Box 6760, Elgin IV32 9BX

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.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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