Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Community Enterprise Centre Unveiled

The Trust unveiled plans for a major development at Rubha Romagaidh near Horgabost at a community meeting on Tues 13th November. The well-attended meeting with over 40 local people present heard of plans for a community enterprise centre, affordable housing, plots for self-build, community horticulture and hook-ups for camper vans; all potentially powered by a 50kw wind turbine.

The outline plans were presented by Alan Dickson of Rural Design architects from Skye who have the task of delivering a muti-use site that will be a keystone development in regenerating the local area. The presentation was well-received and a number of suggestions were given by the community, with 76% of the respondents rating the project as either "excellent" or "good". People were asked to rate the indivdual elements of the project and the highest scores were received for the wind turbine, community space, affordable housing and business space.

Another meeting will be organised with the community in January to present more detailed proposals before a planning application is submitted to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

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