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Caithness & Sutherland Area Committee - First Meeting In Refurbished Wick Town Hall

22nd September 2014

The next meeting of the Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee of Highland council will be held in the newly refurbished town hall on Tuesday 23rd September 2014.

the meeting starts at 10.30am and may last until 3.00pm depending on debates and presentations.

Main committee meetings of the Highland Council are open to the public to attend.

The agenda and papers can be viewed at -
http://www.highland.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/3316/caithness_and_sutherland_area_committee

The meeting will be webcast live from -
http://www.highland.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

The Committee will consider the Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan (CaSPlan), which presents suggested outcomes that the plan should deliver in terms of employment, growing communities, connectivity and transport, environment and heritage. It will seek people's views on the main issues affecting the area and location of future development during a proposed 12 week consultation to begin in October.

The Committee will also hear a presentation from Venture North on the work to develop tourism in the Caithness and north Coast Sutherland area.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting.

Councillor Deirdre Mackay, Area Leader Caithness and Sutherland said: Wick Town Hall is of significant importance to the civic history of the town. It is a beautiful building which was the meeting place of the local Council for many years.

"I was last in the Town Hall Chamber when I represented Wick 1999 - 2003 and I am really looking forward to the Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee meeting in the newly refurbished Chamber. It will be great to enjoy the traditional surroundings but with the benefit of modern technology. The chamber is also now fully DDA compliant.

“I would like to place on record my thanks to my fellow councillors and the officers supporting the Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee for their forbearance while work was underway on the Chamber."

 

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