The next meeting of the Strathdarn Community Council will be on Tuesday 12th November at 7.30pm in the Strathdearn Hall. All members of the public welcome at this meeting.
Please see below details of two items on the agenda which may be of particular interest:
If you’re not able to get to the meeting:
but please, do let us know what you think. The community’s view on how to take this forward is vital.
Tomatin Substation 132kV/275kV
Small vehicle use of Glen Road, Tomatin – workforce trade for Tomatin Village Shop v1
7 November 2017
Tomatin Substation successfully gained planning permission on 18 November 2016.
The Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for the Tomatin Substation project at Garbole Wood forms part of the planning consent. This includes an undertaking which prohibits the use of the Glen Road for construction traffic.
Construction traffic will access the substation site via an access track from the A9 between Daviot and Moy. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is committed to adhering to this condition and we are carrying out works according to our planning consent.
Concerns have been raised to the Community Liaison Group (CLG) regarding the potential impact to the Village Shop missing out on footfall and passing trade because our workforce are unable to utilise the Glen Road to access the substation site. This was presented to the CLG by the village shop (Jimmy Duncan, Director of Strathdearn Developments) on 25 October 2017.
In discussion, the community representatives at the CLG are concerned about increased traffic movements through the village and on the Glen Road. They also realised the benefit to the community shop that might be available if we could agree a process for the workforce to access the Village Shop via the Glen Road.
The community representatives of the CLG requested that SSEN provide a paper for consideration by the Community Council (CC) which will allow for an agreed amount of additional traffic for maximum benefit in footfall to the shop and includes appropriate control measures. As follows;
It is proposed that when agreement to terms have been finalised, a trial period will take place and following which, feedback is provided to the CLG for implementation of any lessons learnt. The CLG will subsequently report back to the CC on any findings.
SSEN and the Contractor would like to continue a dialogue with local residents throughout the works period to ensure that road rules and conditions are adhered to.
Communication will be principally through scheduled CLG meetings.
The SSEN points of contact for local residents are:
The Community Council also invites you to make your views known:
***UPDATE*** PLEASE NOTE ITEM (i) BELOW (WIGWAM CABINS APPLICATION) IS BEING AMENDED AND WILL BE RE-SUBMITTED AND DISCUSSED AT A LATER DATE
NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF STRATHDEARN COMMUNITY COUNCIL,ON TUESDAY 4th JULY 2017 in the Strathdearn Hall, Tomatin at 7.30pm to discuss the following:
(Highland Council Planning Ref No: 17/02645/FUL)
(Forestry Commission Scotland – Public Register Case Ref: FLA02267)
PUBLIC MEETING – ALL WELCOME
Not going to manage to come to the meeting but wish your comments taken into account?
Apologies for Absence.
Declarations of Interest.
Minutes of the Meeting of 11th October 2016.
Law and Order.
Distillery Wood Felling and Planting Concerns. Mr Richard Wallace, Regulations and Development Manager with Forestry Commission Scotland will attend for this item.
Applications to the Strathdear Community Charitable Trust.
Update from Strathdearn Community Developments.
Planning (Garb ole Substation)
Moy CADISPA Survey Presentation to Moy Residents – 16 November.
Local Planning Applications
Planning Advice Scotland Services for CCs
A9 Dualling Exhibition to be held in the Strathdearn Hall on Monday 14th November from 3pm – 8pm; and on Tuesday 15th November from 11am – 8pm.
Update – Possible Highland Games,
GSX Education Governance Review.
Any Other Competent Business.
Date of Next Meeting (13th December 2016).
The AGENDA for November meeting and MINUTES for October meeting are available in the document library.