Highlands & Islands

Planning conditions for 'homes for heroes' set out

British soldiers
Image caption The homes would be made available to former Armed Forces personnel

Planning conditions for eight homes to be built for former military personnel have been set out by a Scottish government-appointed official.

Tulloch Homes will construct the properties near a new primary school at Milton of Leys, in Inverness.

Royal British Legion Scotland is expected to manage the houses.

A government appointed reporter has set out 11 conditions after previously rejecting Highland Council's refusal of the plans.

Some residents had asked that the land earmarked for the properties be turned into a public space.

The reporter granted Tulloch Homes' appeal and planning permission because of the special nature of the Houses for Heroes project.

Under the plans, the properties would be made available to former military personnel and emergency services staff, some of them disabled.

The planning conditions aim to minimise noise during constructions of the homes and ensure adequate drainage and landscaping was done.

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