Info from Carrbridge Community Council: Be aware that a number of Houses have been broken into recently and items have been stolen.Garages and out houses have also been targeted. Make sure your property is properly secure. If you are away DON'T tell too many people and make sure neighbours keep a look out. Measures like leaving some lights on a timer and getting someone to open and close the curtains might help.
Duck Race results:
1st- Duck no 249- Alexander Munro £100
2nd- no 81 - Maggie McInnes £75
3rd – no 643 - Ruth Walker £50
4th -no 286 - Mary Kinnaird £25
MacGowan Outdoor Access - Cancer Research.
25 Jul 2013 Agenda and 27 Jun 2013 Minutes of Meeting & AGM (updated with revised agenda 21 Juy 2013).
The Cairngorms National Park 5 year Plan will decide on such things as settlement boundaries, zoning, e.g. areas set aside for recreation, housing etc.
Community council run drop-in meeting for residents to discuss the above.
The village hall on friday 28th june 4:00pm till 7:00pm.
Come along and have your say.
Members of cnpa staff will be there to answer questions and explain priorities.
For details of the draft plan, please see: http://cairngorms.co.uk/resource/docs/publications/12042013/CNPA.Paper.1880.Proposed%20Local%20Development%20Plan.pdf and go to page 102 for the Carrbridge information.
Carrbridge & Vicinity Community Council AGM
Thursday 27th June 2013 7pm
Carrbridge Village Hall
As explained in the correspondence from Highland Council, the planning application has been called in by the CNPA. The CNPA reference no. Is 2013/0120/DET. The planning application documentation can be viewed on line on the CNPA website at http://www.eplanningcnpa.co.uk/online-applications/
CNPA Standing Orders require that all representations are received within 21 days of the application being called in. The 21 day period on this application concludes on Monday May 13th. Comments can be made on line using the 'comments' and then the 'make a comment' tab. Representations may also be submitted by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or by letter.
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Albert Memorial Hall
All correspondence should include the authors full address.
You can download this sample template letter kindly provided by Louise de Raad. BUT it is better if people send in their own personalised version as we the Carrbridge Community Council have been advised that ' fill in the gap ' type letters don't have the same impact as individual ones. However using the template letter is better than no letter! Also two or more individual letters better than one signed by two people.
Community Council run drop-in meeting for residents to discuss the planned housing developments will be held in the village hall on Thursday 2nd May from 2:00pm till 7:00pm. Have your say.
Carr-Bridge & Vicinity Community Council
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CARR ROAD
The Community Council is holding a public drop-in meeting on Thursday 2nd May from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
To allow residents to assess the impact of this development and to enable them to make appropriate representation to the Highland Council. The Final date for responses to HC is 10th May. However the plan has been called in by CNPA (National Park) and there may be further opportunities to comment. It is best if you wish to comment to do so before the 10th of May. While the CC will make a comment based on the feedback from residents it is also important for residents to make individual response in writing to HC.
The Community Council currently identifies the main issues that concern residents to be:
Carr Road is totally unsuitable for further traffic. Has no pavement. Safer route to school. Inadequate junction where it joins the Main Street.Traffic will be mainly 8:00 till 9:00, some double trips (school run) when children are walking that route to school. Increased of back route to Grantown (single track)
The size of the development. In total 96 houses of which 72 will be built opposite Carr Place and 24 close to Crannich Park. Considerable impact on the village social balance. Residents must of necessity work elsewhere making it more of a dormitory village. Would prefer the affordable/amenity houses.balanced throughout the development rather than all pushed into one place.
Environmental Impact. The Environmental study is considered by some residents to be flawed (e.g. didn’t find any red squirrels) Construction will destroy 2/3rds of the forest not just the ‘bull’ field.
Come along to the meeting and tell us if you have any further concerns or indeed if you have positive comments on the development
The plans can be viewed on the Highland Council website at
Comments can be made on the site or in writing to ePlanning Centre, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, INVERNESS, IV3 5NX
Must be lodged before 10th May 2013