Plans for Exciting New Inverness Riverside Development Submitted

  • Community gives overwhelming approval for major regeneration and housing proposals

6th June 2008 – Proposals revealed at the end of April 2008 for an exciting new multi-million-pound mixed tenure housing development on Inverness’ waterfront have been submitted to Highland Council.

The planning application follows a successful consultation process which resulted in strong support from the community for the development proposals that will regenerate waterside land that is currently industrial or dormant.

An outline planning application for private and key worker flats and a detailed planning application for thirty-eight flats for Albyn Housing Society were submitted to the city’s planning department on the 29th of May 2008.

A spokesman for Caledonian Property Partnership said, “The positive support received from the community and from across Inverness has been extremely encouraging.  The reaction from the community to the proposals to regenerate Inverness’ waterside was very enthusiastic and gave us the confidence to push ahead and submit planning applications to Highland Council.

“People who came to the community event and others who have visited our website kept saying that Inverness should have an impressive waterside just like other cities in Scotland and our proposals would create just that, as well as adding quality housing stock to the area.” 

Both planning applications can be viewed at Highland Council’s Planning Department Offices at 1-3 Church Street in Inverness.

The proposed development by Caledonian Property Partnership on the edge of the South Kessock area of the northwest of Inverness could see around 190 new residential properties being added to the Inverness housing sector over the next five years through the transformation of a traditional brown field site currently used for industrial and commercial use and, in some areas, lying dormant. 

The outline proposal was revealed to the local community at a public exhibition at the Merkinch Community Centre on the 24th of April.

The designs for the development have been prepared by Inverness based architects Colin Armstrong Associates.

Images and background information about the proposed development can be seen at

Issued on behalf of Caledonian Property Partnership by Wave PR Ltd.  For further information please contact Jonathan Kennedy on 0141-303-8390 or 07799-768968.

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