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Planning in Moray: Extra parking proposed for Hopeman, Bow Fiddle Rock and Ben Rinnes

By Alistair Whitfield

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Three separate planning applications have been submitted to create extra parking at visitor attractions across Moray.

Moray Council wants to build 15 new spaces on land near the pavilion in Hopeman.

In addition, it hopes to create 10 more for visitors to Bow Fiddle Rock near Portknockie.

Finally, it wants to add drainage and upgrade the car park that stands beneath the main assent to Ben Rinnes.

The planning application in Hopeman concerns land next to Cameron Park on East Beach Road.

Comments on the application – either for or against – can be made on the council's online planning page HERE

Related documents and plans concerning the Hopeman application can also be found via the same address.

As regards Bow Fiddle Rock, the proposed site is at the very end of Patrol Road.

In addition, the application also includes a footpath that would lead from the new car park and down towards the rock.

Comments on this application can be made HERE

Ben Rinnes car park. Image courtesy of GoogleMaps.
Ben Rinnes car park. Image courtesy of GoogleMaps.

The current Ben Rinnes car park, which the council wants to upgrade, is sited on the back road between Edinville and the B9009 which runs south of Dufftown past the Allt-a-Bhainnie distillery.

No mention is made in the application about how many, if any, extra spaces would be provided.

Comments can be made HERE

All three applications will be heard by the council's planning committee in due course.

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