The 105-acre site at Blar Mhor/Corpach Moss has been allocated in the new West Highland and Islands Local Plan for mixed use development including retail, community uses, business, and leisure.
Along with a new supermarket and retail park, Miller Developments is hoping to develop a relocated Belford Hospital, a new Gaelic primary school, an all-weather sports pitch and a combined police & ambulance headquarters at the site. Subject to approval, work is expected to start in the Spring of 2011.
David Milloy, Miller Developments’ joint managing director, said: “The proposed retail facilities are badly needed as a huge number of Lochaber residents are currently being forced to undertake a four-hour round trip to Inverness and Glasgow to meet what should be basic shopping needs.
“The town has suffered from a lack of investment in recent years, with a number of false starts, and we hope that the delivery of Blar Mhor will give the whole town a real lift.”a
Miller Developments is represented by Eric Young & Co.