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Final week for comments on Cairngorm masterplan document

Published: 08/09/2020

The consultation on the development of a masterplan for Cairngorm Estate has entered its final week.

Photo by Trevor Martin/HIE

Members of the public wishing to make further contributions to the plans have until Monday (14 September) to do so.

Cairngorm Estate owner, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), opened the consultation on 29 July, seeking feedback on its Cairngorm Mountain – Towards a vision and masterplan’  document through an online survey.

The document was the result of widespread and detailed consultation carried out in February and March this year with statutory authorities, the local community and stakeholder organisations across Scotland.

So far more than 230 responses have been submitted, taking an average of 17 minutes to complete the questionnaire, with 98% of responses answering all the questions.

The aim is to agree a consensus vision for the future of Cairngorm Estate, with strategies that can be delivered in the short, medium and longer term to unlock its potential as both an environmental and economic asset.

The online survey enables people to comment on these areas, as a final stage in the masterplan’s development.

Dave Macleod, HIE’s head of property and infrastructure, said:

“We are extremely grateful to all those who have completed the survey so far. There is just a week left until we close the consultation. We are very keen to get as much feedback as possible before finalising the masterplan. We encourage anyone who would like to respond but has not yet done so, to download the document from our website, where they will also find a link to the survey.

“After the survey closes on Monday, we will be assessing all the feedback and finalising the masterplan.”

More information is available at hie.co.uk/cairngorm 

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