Consultants to be appointed for Oban planning framework

Consultants are being appointed to push forward the growth and development strategy for Oban.

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Consultants are being appointed to move forward Oban’s long-awaited Strategic Development Framework.

Councillors were ready to welcome an update on the progress of the report which is intended as a co-ordinated approach to development and growth in the town because they are ‘regularly’ asked about it.

But Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee members were told at last Wednesday’s meeting the resources it needed were preventing its progression and therefore a decision had been made to appoint consultants to take it forward in the ‘short-medium term’.

Area committee chairman Councillor Elaine Robertson said: ‘I’m pleased to hear it’s moving forward. We will look forward to being kept up to date.’