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Riverside Field at Foyers

Responses to the consultation are currently being compiled (June 2019).

Please return any comments to be included in the Public Consultation by 22 May 2019.

Report following the Consultation Day 23 March 2019

A steady stream of residents made their way to the Stratherrick Public Hall on Saturday 23 March to see the draft plans which had been prepared for the Riverside Field at Foyers by Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust’s architects.

The Trust’s lead director for the Riverside Field project is Zoe Iliffe.  Zoe said ‘It was a successful day with lots of people coming to view the plans and give us their opinions, particularly around the time of the architect’s presentation.’ 

‘Comments ranged from loving the draft plans and hoping to see it all developed to wanting the field to be left as it was with no development whatsoever.’ 

Several feedback forms were handed-in on the day and everybody’s comments will be collated.  Others took forms away with them to consider in comfort and the Trust looks forward to receiving those responses – please return any feedback to SFCT, Stratherrick Public Hall, Gorthleck, IV2 6YP.

Zoe added ‘Don’t worry if you weren’t able to come along to the Hall to give your opinions.  There is still time to comment on the draft plans.  The Trust will be arranging future viewing and consultation opportunities in a few weeks when we open the Wildside Centre but in the meantime links to the draft plans and feedback forms are below.’

Animated Fly through of the site – this is an external link to an mp4 file


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ubr61r25v42wko9/AABolNahOOOilukG5uP7Vp55a/Design%20Information%204th%20March%202019?dl=0&preview=Enscape_2019-03-04-12-07-33.mp4&subfolder_nav_tracking=1

These are downloadable pdf files

Previous postings and previous updates

Following the recent work to improve the fencing and access to the field, the Trust is now seeking the community’s views on the next steps to improve the recreational use of the area for local people.

Residents now have a very important part to play in deciding what community facilities are provided there.  The Trust is holding a Plans and Options Consultation event at the Stratherrick Public Hall on Saturday 23 March 2019.  The event runs from 10 am. to 5pm.  Draft plans will be on show and the directors of the Trust and our architect will be attending.  There will be a presentation by the architect at 2pm followed by questions.  Comment sheets and printed copies of the plans will be available.

The plans will be posted on line at the Trust website the week following the consultation event.

You may also be aware that the Trust has recently purchased the former Wildside Classrooms at Whitebridge which adds to the facilities our community will have in the future.  There are no draft plans for the Whitebridge site yet.  

The Directors of the Trust hope you will be able to attend at Stratherrick Public Hall on 23 March and participate in the event.

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The field above Riverside, Foyers was purchased by the Trust for community use in 2017. A new access was planned and built in 2018. The Trust would like to ask all local residents to look round the field on foot during Spring 2019, using the small gate at the top of the new access road.

After a change of architect in 2018, the Trust’s new architect – Colin Armstrong Associates of Inverness – is producing a number of ideas and plans. These plans will form the basis of a Community Consultation during Spring 2019.

Please take the opportunity now to walk in the field or to exercise dogs. Think how you would like to see the field improved to provide a recreational asset for local people – so you are ready for the impending consultation.

Thank you

Page last updated 11 June 2019