Last chance to comment on Comhairle consultations

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There is just one week left to respond to two linked consultations that the Comhairle is undertaking which look at the delivery of development and housing in the Outer Hebrides.

Consultations on the Draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS) and Proposed Local Development Plan (LDP) close on Friday March 10.

The LHS sets out proposals for investment in housing and related services for 2017-2022.

It recommends that the Comhairle develops the strategy on the basis of four priorities – housing supply, quality, homelessness, and independent living.

The Strategy documents are available online at

The LDP forms the Comhairle’s approach to the development of land in the Outer Hebrides over the next 20 years.

Its main purpose is to set out the policies the Comhairle will use for assessing planning applications.

It also confirms the principle of development on a number of sites proposed for housing, economic development, mixed use, environment and infrastructure use.

The documents are available at

Both are also available in libraries, at council area offices and other community locations.