At last week’s community council meeting, held online, secretary Russell Leaper said the application looked set to produce good quality facilities.
Local residents and campaigners are now calling on the Highland Council Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP26, due to be held in Glasgow this November.
As well as protecting the community, the scheme will improve and increase footpath and cycling provision and will include landscaping, planting, seating areas and play facilities to enhance the Caol foreshore.
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And at last week’s virtual meeting of the community council, Mr Leaper said several consultations in recent years concerning developments along the canal had made it clear the strength of feeling in the community over such projects.
The group plan to fundraise through a community share offer and are looking at other options including public funding and local fundraising events.