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Conon Bridge go-ahead for 160 homes after Highland Council agreement confirmed


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A site layout as provided by Tulloch Homes.
A site layout as provided by Tulloch Homes.

A GROWING Ross-shire village is set for another tranche of housebuilding with approval for 160 new homes.

Highland Council has confirmed the section 75 Agreement for new homes in Conon Bridge, allowing Tulloch Homes, part of the Springfield Group, to progress approved plans for 160 private and affordable homes in the area.

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The £900,000 investment will, says Tulloch Homes, be used to enhance and improve education, community facilities and active travel connections.

The Conon Braes South development is an extension to the existing development, Conon Bridge North.

The village has grown significantly in recent years with the reopening of a rail stop increasing its appeal to commuters who work in Inverness.

It’s described as comprising 160 “private and affordable homes” and complemented by carefully designed landscaping and open space, the new community will have strong access to the local primary school, shop, rail halt and a pedestrian link from Pocket Park to maintain walking routes through the site which was added following consultation with the community.

Tulloch has shared this image in relation to its plans for Conon Bridge.
Tulloch has shared this image in relation to its plans for Conon Bridge.

Tulloch can now progress their plans to deliver much-needed new housing at a time when the Scottish Government has already declared a housing emergency and when demand is predicted to increase further in the area thanks to the establishment of the Inverness and Cromarty Firth Freeport.

Attracting over £3 billion of fresh investment to the area the ICFGF is expected to create more than 10,000 new jobs in the Highlands and a further 6,000 across the UK.

Kieran Graham, Managing Director of Tulloch Homes, said: “We are pleased we can take the next step with our plans to support housing demand with the delivery of high quality and energy efficient homes across a range of tenures to suit a variety of people in the area.

“We expect to make a start on the development next summer and, as with all of our developments, will look to work with local trades and suppliers during construction.

“It is an especially exciting time for the Highlands with the upcoming investment from the freeport and provision of additional housing options will help ensure the Freeport is a success.”


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