Highlands & Islands

Inverness West Link: Land objections 'withdrawn'

All objections to the compulsory purchase of land for a new Inverness West Link have been withdrawn, according to Highland Council.

The council said that its understanding was the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals had been informed the four objections had been withdrawn.

The local authority said that it should now be able to progress further with its road project.

It is expected the West Link could cost up to £43.3m to construct.

Discussions on financial compensation for the land involved will be undertaken independently of the council by the district valuer.

Thomas Prag, chairman of the council's planning, development and infrastructure committee, said: "I'm very pleased that our discussions have proved to be so positive and would like to thank all parties for coming to the table to reach agreement.

"It means we can now get on with our preparations for building the road and paving the way to a better economic future for the area and reduced congestion for the city."

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