What is An Camas Mòr?
An Camas Mòr is a proposed new community across the River Spey from Aviemore. Space is planned for a range of housing including starter homes, apartments, family homes and sheltered housing, cafes, shops and restaurants, flexible office space and workshops, wildlife corridors and path networks, playing fields, recreation and sports space, a community hall, school and nursery and allotments.
Who is behind An Camas Mòr?
The plan was initially proposed by Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council and it is now being planned by The Highland Council and the CNPA. Rothiemurchus are the landowners and they have appointed Scottish born architect David Sim of Gehl People, Copenhagen, to work with Aviemore and Vicinity Council on the Plans. Scottish Government selected the plans from 140 applicants as one of 14 exemplars for the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative.
What is the timeframe for An Camas Mòr?
The first homes will be ready for 2021 if all goes to plan.
How can I buy a home at An Camas Mòr?
We plan to give people who work locally a fair opportunity to buy, rent or build a home they can afford by ensuring the homes are designed for them and by working closely with Highland Small Communities Housing Trust and other organisations that support that aim. You can register your interest in a home here, once signed up we will keep you updated with the latest news.
What type of homes will be available?
Space is planned for a range of housing including starter homes, apartments, family homes and sheltered housing. Specific information on house types can be found here.
How much will homes cost at An Camas Mòr?
We do not know yet, but the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust report gives an indication of the most likely tenure option for your income. Read the report here.
Will there be self-build plots available at An Camas Mòr?
Yes, but not in the first period, hopefully from 2025.
What opportunities are there for work/business at An Camas Mòr?
One of the main drivers for getting started is from the Cairngorms Business Partnership; its members report that many staff move away because they cannot find suitable homes here. So there are plenty of jobs now. In addition, there is considerable interest in starter businesses and one learning organisation has made initial enquiries. In the 2017 housing survey 51 % of respondents wanted to be able to work from home.
What kind of facilities will there be at An Camas Mòr?
The plans provide space for a wide range of facilities; we expect the primary school to be established in the first ten years because its to be well funded by An Camas Mor and from the start a café and meeting room is planned.