End of the Rainbow for former community centre?

The former Rainbow Centre is standing empty
The former Rainbow Centre is standing empty

Proposals to turn a former community centre into housing have been submitted to planners.

Once the village school, the Rainbow Centre in KIlcreggan was handed back to Argyll and Bute Council in 2010 by the local management committee which had run it since the council closed it down in the 1990s.

But with costs mounting, and the directors of the Burgh Hall – also taken over by the community when facing council closure – reluctant to take the gamble of running both buildings, it was decided to close the doors of the School Road building which had been used by groups including a karate club and playgroup.

In June this year the council’s Helensburgh and Lomond area committee considered the sale of the building, and last week a proposal to alter it and change its use to form three houses, demolishing a plant room, was submitted by Andrew Watt of Rosneath.

A council spokesperson could not confirm the property had been sold, saying only: “Negotiations are ongoing and a planning application has been submitted for the site.”

How it could look - the drawings submitted to planners
How it could look – the drawings submitted to planners

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