370-home masterplan to go on show in Elgin next week

AN EXHIBITION IS to be held next week to outline plans for a new 370-home development in Elgin.

Residents and other stakeholders will be given the chance to look at what is in store for the Bilbohall development – and ask questions on what is being proposed for the site.

Identified in the Moray Local Development plan in 2015 for residential development, more than half of the proposed homes will be in the affordable housing bracket – while there is also plan for landscaping and open space.

The drop-in exhibition will run from 2pm until 8pm on Wednesday, November 1 in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre at Moray College UHI. The plans, and how to make comments, can be found online at www.moray.gov.uk/bilbohallmasterplan.

Feedback from the exhibition will help form a draft masterplan for the expansion of Bilbohall, which is a necessary step in the development of the site.

The masterplan is being prepared by Optimised Enviroments Ltd (OPEN) and Frank Knight LLP, on behalf of Moray Council, Scotia Homes and Grampian Housing Association, who form the Bilbohall Consortium.

Once drafted, it will be presented to Moray Council’s Planning & Regulatory Services Committee in early 2018.