Consultation about development options for sites around Lochinver

ADT have contracted Matt Bridgestock of John Gilbert Architects to carry out a design workshops project to explore development options for a number of sites around Lochinver.


Matt ran open workshop events on 24th and 25th April, looked round these sites and others, and has produced three initial sketches for possible development – one relatively modest, including 4 housing units and some enterprise/storage units, one more ambitious, with industrial units and a total of 7 housing units, and one which represents his ‘blue sky thinking’ as to a future vision of how land use including industry, commercial development and housing could exist in the area, maybe in 20+ years time.

We are now seeking feedback on these sketched visions.

The short online survey to give your opinions of Matt’s sketches is here: 

Matt’s sketches are included in the survey, and shown below.

Please do use this opportunity to let us know your thoughts.

Sketch 1 for survey

sketch 1 units detail    site F zoomed in - sketch 1

sketch 2 whole map

sketch 2 harbour detail  sketch 2 - housing detail

sketch 3 whole map

sketch 3 harbour detail  sketch 3 east detail

Matt Bridgestock will present more detailed development proposals, shaped by responses we receive to the initial sketches, at further events on 30th / 31st May, which will be advertised nearer the time.

This work is being funded by Scottish Government’s Making Places fund, Highland Council discretionary fund and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

Pictures of the sites, along with descriptions and some ideas from Assynt residents so far, are available here, as a downloadable pdf.