News in brief: Knockderry plan approved, crime round-up

Plans for a new home in the grounds of Knockderry House Hotel in Cove have been approved at the third attempt.Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 19.13.51

Earlier plans for a house on the site near to the B-listed hotel , designed by William Leiper, were rejected by Argyll and Bute Council planners in 2010 and 2013.

But the latest plan (pictured, right) was successful, with architects saying it would ‘shield and disassociate’ the hotel from nearby bungalows, adding: “The proposed house will have minimal impact… its architectural style and detail has hints of Knockderry House whilst not pastiche.”

There were no objections, and the plan was approved by planning officers under delegated powers

Six crime incidents were reported at this week’s meeting of Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council.

Two men arrested for assault in the Kilcreggan Hotel on April 1, while in a separate incident later in the month a woman was arrested for assault at the Creggans Inn.

On the night of April 13-14, the antiques shop and garden centre in Kilcreggan were broken into, and a car stolen from nearby.

Tyres were damaged on a car parked near Cove shop between April 13 and 15 and a garage on Shore Road was broken into between April 12 and 29, while on April 30 a 33 year-old man was charged with drink-driving and miscellaneous motoring offences at Coulport.

Police Scotland officers filed the report to the meeting but have not attended for several months.