A PLAN to build a £7 million luxury hotel overlooking Thurso Bay is unlikely to go ahead after local councillors decided to preserve the site from development.
Local businessman, Raymond Taylor, wants to build the hotel on land between Thurso caravan park and the Weigh Inn but Caithness Highland councillors have consistently opposed the plan because of the impact it would have on the panoramic views of the bay.
The area committee refused to include the site in renewed discussion about the Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan at its meeting in Wick on Tuesday.
Afterwards Mr Taylor, whose family is also involved in the development, pointed out the hotel plan was first mooted almost 30 years ago. “It has been a long fight but I think the time is now up on this project,” he said.
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