BOOSTING Buckie Harbour by making it a centre for the renewables industry has been welcomed by local residents.
That was one of the overwhelming messages to emerge from a public exhibition in the town this week to gauge views on the Moray Local Development Plan.
The main issues report began its public consultation process this week and Buckie was the first port of call for lead planner Mark Cross and his team.
Developing Buckie Harbour, which is owned by Moray Council, as an emerging centre for the servicing of the renewables industry is a key theme in the report.
Mark Cross, lead officer for the Moray Local Development Plan, said there had been a steady stream of people to the exhibition in Buckie in the early stages.
It is hoped as many people as possible will take the chance to engage with the consultative process, and feed their ideas into the project.
People have until February 15 to make their views known. The proposed plan will be published in September before it goes out for further consultation.
To read the views of some of those at the exhibition in Buckie and previews of what the development plan proposes for Elgin, Forres and Keith, see ‘The Northern Scot’ on Friday.