Last Thursday saw part of our community consultation on the proposed purchase of Millburn and associated lands. The event started at Millburn Cottage and field where we walked the land. Then it moved to the community hall where people had the opportunity to ask questions of Highland Small Communities Housing Trust and the Knoydart Foundation.
Thanks to all who took part.
The consultation included the opportunity for folks to pin their ideas on what we could use the land for.
These are listed below in no particular order.
Sell a plot or 2
Put cash towards building holiday houses/pods etc as income stream for the KF
Bring new families in
Cemetery in woods
Great opportunity not to be wasted. Ensure use is sustainable.
Rent to buy homes.
Shared Equity Plots
Mini-Hydro Research Scheme off Millburn burn
Support idea to turn Millburn in to two cottages.
Don’t sell plots on the open market
Split Cottage into 3 Houses
Explore old mill ruins and don’t put housing on this area if significant
Bunkhouse Warden Flat
Housing along back edge of main field
Roundhouses for renting to residents and educational retreats
Pods for activity stuff in the woods
Community Farm Enterprise
Could anything be done to support ageing population
Investigate Millburn cottage and use as focus for heritage development
House sites behind original cottage
Space for museum
Learning Centre / Hub for Renewables
Short Term rental accommodation for workers
Divide field and lease for food/animals
Crafting Workshop Areas to rent