House Sites at Tormore
Last November Sleat Community Trust consulted with the community on the principle of selling a small number of house sites on land forming part of Tormore Forest. The majority of those who attended the consultation agreed in principle that house site sales were acceptable in order to raise capital to re-invest in other community assets and projects. A full copy of the consultation report is available via the SCT website or at the SCT office.
Subsequently the board of SCT has agreed that three house sites should be created with a view to being sold to raise capital to invest in the redevelopment of the community-owned shop, Post Office and petrol station at Armadale. In addition, the Trust would also hope to address the remaining debt burden of its ongoing loan commitments. Addressing this issue and moving the redevelopment of the Armadale site forward will be a major step in making the Trust more resilient and self-sufficient as well as guaranteeing the retention of lifeline services and facilities for the benefit of the wider community.
The three sites are located on land forming part of Tormore Forest, beside the public road to Aird, at Capisdal. Currently the three sites are being advanced to Planning in Principle with Highland Council and the planning applications will be advertised by the council in due course. SCT is still considering creating more affordable housing on the community-owned site at Armadale as part of the wider redevelopment.
If you would like to discuss this further please contact:
Chair, Sleat Community Trust
Faoilinn Cottage, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS
Tel: 01471 844773