COUNCILLORS have given the go-ahead for a furniture showroom to be built on the outskirts of Elgin.
Members of Moray Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Committee approved the application by local retailers, Grampian Furnishers, at a public hearing this morning.
The application received three objections, which were detailed in a report to councillors. However, the planning committee upheld the recommendation of Moray Council officers that permission should be granted for the demolition of Waulkmill House and outbuildings, building of the two-storey furniture showroom with café – which extends to almost 3000 – square metres, and parking for 110 cars.
Following the submissions, Councillor Marc Macrae proposed a motion to approve the application, seconded by Councillor Donald Gatt. Councillor David Bremner proposed the application be refused, seconded by Councillor Amy Patience.
Cllr Macrae’s motion was carried six votes to two.
Voting for approval were Councillors Aaron McLean, Claire Feaver, Donald Gatt, Louise Laing, Marc Macrae and Walter Wilson, while voting against were Councillors David Bremner and Amy Patience.
- Much more on this story in Friday's Northern Scot print edition.