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Objection to Development at Badaguish Centre, Glenmore

18-08-2011

Mary Greer,

Planning Section,

CNPA, Station Square,

Ballater

 

18th August 2011

 

Dear Mary Greer,

 

Planning Application: Wigwams at Badaguish, Glenmore

 

CNPA ref. no. 2011/0206/DET

 

The Cairngorms Campaign objects to this development proposal on several grounds, namely:-

 

 

ü  The sensitivity of the Glenmore Corridor to current levels of use has long been recognised in the successive local plans dating from the mid-90s.  Increased levels of use have negative impacts on the natural heritage – specifically disturbance of protected species.  The presumption in these plans is against all but essential development in this sensitive area. Clearly this proposal (being primarily for income generation) does not meet any such essential development criteria: the planning guidance presumes against this proposal and so consequently the Cairngorms Campaign objects strongly;

ü  Concentration of development in the Glenmore Basin has negative knock on effects on the economic sustainability of the local communities within the national park by diverting overnight visitors from existing settlements and thereby conflicting with the third general aim of the CNP;

ü  We also object to the inappropriate location and scale of development due to:-

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Helen Geddes

 

 

Director

Cairngorms Campaign

 

 

Cc: info@CNPA

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