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Highland Council planners approve 32 new homes at Tain in final phase of Rowan Drive development

By Staff Reporter

DOZENS of new homes have been approved as part of the latest phase of development at a new housing estate in Tain.

Thirty-two houses and flats are planned in the third and final phase of the Rowan Drive development.

Highland Housing Alliance is behind the application, which is made up of a mix of one to four bedroom properties in a mix of flats, bungalows and villas, some of which would be for supported accommodation aimed at the elderly or people with medical needs.

One letter of objection had been received over the proposed housing, on Jackson Drive. Concerns were raised over the loss of privacy caused by one two-storey block of flats near to their home, as well as potential loss of trees on the site where bats are known to roost.

But, granting approval, council officers said the orientation of windows in the block in question meant there would be no impact on privacy. They added that the trees where the bats roost were several metres from any of the housing and will not be affected.

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