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​“Nothing less than the highest quality developments” for Moray, announces planning chair

Press Release   •   Aug 15, 2017 16:00 BST

COUNCILLOR Claire Feaver, Chair of Moray Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services, has said the council will settle for “nothing less than the highest quality developments” for Moray.

This comes after a packed planning agenda which saw councillors review strategies and guidance for a range of planning-related topics, such as developer obligations, forestry and open spaces.

Cllr Feaver said that every step will be taken to make sure that any developments approved by the council are both of the highest quality and fit for purpose.

“Land is the ultimate non-renewable resource and an incredibly precious commodity. Any development should be sympathetic, complement the existing built environment and the countryside that surrounds it.”

She added that the quality of life on offer in Moray for investors and residents is hard to beat.

“Local people want great opportunities for employment and we must make sure there is sufficient housing available for them. We’ll be working closely with investors and developers to make this happen.

“Families are being raised here, and residents will live out their retirement in the housing that we're building now.”

Cllr Feaver added that hearing the views of people living in Moray is more important than ever.

“Ultimately we are answerable to the people of Moray. But for us to get it right we need to know what they think. I hope to hear from as many people as possible.”

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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