Kirkwood submits 800-home plan at former Inverness golf course
Aberdeen-based Kirkwood Homes has pushed ahead with a £200 million plan to build up to 800 new homes at the former Fairways golf course in Inverness.
About this development:
- Type:Leisure, Residential, Commercial, Education
- Team:emac planning (planning consultant), Kirkwood Homes (developer), Bracewell Stirling (architect), Fairhurst (engineer)
A Proposal of Application Notice was submitted to Highland Council, with the developers claiming the development will create about 150 construction jobs for the local community.
The proposal also includes a new two-stream primary school site and commercial/business land, including an upgrade of the existing nine-hole golf course.
Kirkwood Homes managing director Colin Crombie confirmed the housebuilder’s intention to proceed with the plans.
He said: “We are pleased to be bringing forward proposals for new family homes at Fairways in Inverness, of which 25% will be affordable.
“In addition we are working with commercial partners to deliver new business and leisure opportunities, building on and improving the existing offer in the area.
“The construction phase of the development will create 125-150 jobs, with an overall investment figure of around £200m. This is vital investment to Inverness at such a critical time for the economy due to the impact of the pandemic. It is important that all those who wish to live in Inverness have the opportunity to do so.”
Kirkwood Homes said it would launch an online consultation this month, including two live chat sessions on March 31 and May 19.