Call for sites

The Trust has submitted the idea of developing Dunnet Head under the Call for Sites as advertised by the Council in August 2013 – see submission below:


Thank you for your comments on the Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan.

We will consider your comments alongside others submitted to the consultation.

Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan
Organisation (If applicable)
Name * Tina Irving
Email *
House name / No *
Street / Area *
Town / City *
Postcode *
KW14 8YE
  • Please tick if you do not have an agent
First priority
Supporting existing businesses
Second priority
Attracting new business opportunities
Third priority
Improvement of new public transport
Tell us a bit more about your ideas for the plan if you wish
Promotion and raising the profile of the area as a walking destination. As project manager for the North Highland Way project, Trustee of the Dunnet Head Educational Trust and founder of the Caithness & Sutherland Walking Festival, there is already a lot of information, but not in a coherent format. We are trying to develop a route along the lines of the South West Coastal Path and the Wales Coastal Path. Inland, there are many walks to enjoy.
Do you wish to take part in the Call for sites exercise
Proposed site address *
Dunnet Head
Landowner’s name (If known/applicable)
Ben Colson/Helen Hamilton/Michael Draper
Site size (Hectares)
Likely size of development (if known)(Eg. Floor space/ No. of houses)?
Utilising buildings on Dunnet Head
Would you like to develop or protect this site? *
  • Develop site
  • Protect site
Single use proposed designation (Please tick all that apply) *
  • Employment
  • Community
  • Retained public open space
  • Greenspace
Why should the site be allocated for development?
Dunnet Head is already on the local plan. Water supply is in situ, as is electricity. Access on the eastern side of the Head is difficult. No toilet facilities.
What are the site’s constraints which may limit how suitable it is for development or effect how it can be developed?
  • Species and habitats
  • Local landscape
  • Heritage assets
Can the identified constraints be resolved or reduced?
  • Yes
In what ways can they be resolved/ reduced
Do you wish to submit another site suggestion?

A decision will be made in early 2014 as to whether the application has been successful. “

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