Green light for councillor’s housing plan?

A councillor’s application for housing looks set to be given the go-ahead by Argyll and Bute planners.

The plan by Councillor Robert and Mrs G MacIntyre for five houses at Rahane is recommended for approval by the council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee next Thursday.

A report by officials states there were four objections to the proposal for land south east of Mamore Farm off Peaton Road.

These highlighted concerns about surface water run-off, demand for further development, parking and blocking the light and impacting on privacy of neighbouring houses.

The report by Sandra Davies states that none of these arguments should mean the application is rejected, saying that the houses would not have to overlook existing homes and the layout could ‘be in keeping with the rural character of the exiting settlement’.

“Part of the character of the settlement in this area is multi-tiered development on the banks of the loch facing on to the water and I therefore consider that the proposal would be consistent with the existing settlement pattern,” she adds.

But the report does recommend a condition that for road safety reasons a footpath connecting the development with the B833 lochside road should be completed before any of the houses are occupied.