Consultation opens on development sites

The public is being urged to have a say on extra sites which may be added to Argyll and Bute Council’s Local Development Plan.

A total of 700 people have responded so far to  public consultation on the future of land use and development, and council officials say this is why they have earmarked 32 potential additional sites which were suggested by the public.

As revealed in May, these include Fort Road in Kilcreggan and Linn Gardens in Cove; a public meeting to discuss the proposals on the Peninsula has been suggested by Councillor George Freeman.

Lead councillor for development, John Semple, said, “The sites included in the consultation document are considered potential suitable candidates for development and if included would add capacity for housing, community and economic opportunities during the five year period covered by the plan.”

Subject to the outcome of the consultation the sites may be included in the proposed Local Development Plan in addition to those identified in the Main Issues Report.

The consultation will run from July 9 to August 20, with the document available on the council’s website www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ldp as well as libraries and main council offices across Argyll and Bute.