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Caol Regeneration Company can now move on with essential renovations to the Kilmallie Road shopping area and other improvements.
As reported last week, Ladbrokes were the last landowner to confirm their agreement to the work and all businesses that own a stake in the car park land have agreed to make a contribution to the renovations.
The renovation work is focused on the drains around the perimeter that are almost all completely collapsed and causing flooding.
The CRC was the only Lochaber group to win funding from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, administered by the Highland Council.
It is hoped a new pedestrian crossing, upgraded benches, new bins for the square and the renovated car park drains will improve the experience of those who frequently use the square.
Secretary for Caol Regeneration Company, Linda Campbell, said: ‘In the brief for the fund, we need contributions from landowners when renovating land not owned by the council. This is why it took so long to move ahead with the renovations as we needed to have a dialogue with the landowners.
‘When we spoke with representatives from Ladbrokes and Co Op, they were very apologetic for their lack of action. We are over the hurdle now and the team can’t wait to get the diggers in.’
The team has tenders out to three contractors but still need to finalise quotes before any work begins. They are hoping to do this very soon and get the work completed as soon as they can.