Authorization granted for the brand new Speyside distillery

Approval is for a brand new distillery, customer heart, warehouse and associated infrastructure at a web site close to the A95 on the outskirts of Grantown-on-Spey.

The applicant Speymalt Whiskey Distributors Ltd (working as Gordon & MacPhail) has utilized to construct the brand new distillery to develop its current enterprise. The brand new facility can have a most manufacturing capability of two million liters of spirits – or 100,000 instances of whiskey – per 12 months.

CNPA planning had already made an on-site go to between Craggan Outdoor and Gaich Farm.

Along with the proposals for a whiskey distillery and related buildings close to the Spey River, the appliance web site is increasing over the A95 to incorporate an space of ​​land for a catchment pipeline. # 39; water.

CNPA Planning Supervisor Katherine Donnachie mentioned, "The constructing might be on the reducing fringe of expertise and we take into account it to be properly designed and properly positioned, with acceptable mitigation measures put in place to fight ecological impacts. Topic to circumstances and a authorized settlement guaranteeing good pedestrian and bicycle hyperlinks between the Dulnain Bridge and Grantown, I like to recommend that we approve the request. "

Eleanor Waterproof coat, Chair of the NFPC Planning Committee, mentioned, "I congratulate the applicant on their detailed and well-presented nomination. It is a main improvement for the area and would be the first malt whiskey distillery accepted by the Cairngorms Nationwide Park Authority because it was established in 2003. "

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