Landscaping plans for Inverness Castle submitted | News
Suggestions include seating areas, lookout points, and plants that are native to the highlands
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Proposals have been made to the Highland Council to transform the grounds for the Inverness Caste.
Landscaping plans include new hard and soft landscaping, seating areas, lookouts, and feature plantings that reflect the highlands’ native species.
The proposals are part of the legal proposals for the planned redesign of the castle.
These can be seen on the Highland Council’s planning portal in the building permit and building permit application submitted last month by project architects LDN Architects.
These applications are in preparation for the main construction contract, for which a tendering process will be carried out from spring 2021.
Preparatory work for demolition work, asbestos examinations, wood preservation examinations and structural tests are already in progress.
The transformation of Inverness Castle is supported by Scottish Government investments of £ 15 million and UK Government investments of £ 3 million under the Metropolitan Area Agreement.
It will create a gateway for highland tourism that will help revitalize tourism across the region and provide much-needed investment for the industry to aid recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The project will support economic growth across the highlands and create a sustainable, viable and indispensable attraction that celebrates the spirit of the highlands.
The Inverness-Highland City Region Agreement is a joint initiative backed by the UK and Scottish Governments, Highland Council, HIE and the University of the Highlands and Islands with investments of up to £ 315 million, to promote sustainable regional economic growth.
The planning application can be viewed on the planning page of the council at https://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/ under the following references 21/00100 / FUL and 21/00103 / LBC.