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Lhanbyde hotel decision deferred

Press release   •   Apr 19, 2016 12:13 BST

A hearing is to be held into the future of a former village hotel threatened with demolition.

Moray Council planning officers had recommended approval of an application to demolish the boarded-up Tennant Arms Hotel in Lhanbryde and replace it with a shop unit.

However, more than 100 villagers submitted objections to the proposal, with some claiming the building was an important local landmark.

Members of the council’s planning and regulatory services committee agreed to defer consideration of the planning application to a hearing at which the applicant and objectors will have the opportunity to state their respective cases.


Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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