Masterplan could mean new houses and jobs for Inveraray

A masterplan for the future of historic Inveraray has been approved, including 180 homes as well as community facilities and business units.

Argyll and Bute Council says the new document produced by Argyll Estates, which owns the entire site concerned, is ‘a major step forward’ in regenerating the town, which has already seen a £2m conservation project.

A quarter of the new homes would be affordable, and there would also be community facilities, tourism and hotel provision, and business units.

Angus Gilmour, the council’s head of planning and regulatory services, said: “The Inveraray Project Masterplan is key to unlocking the full potential of Inveraray as a place in which to live and invest.

“It is vital in the continued regeneration of the town and will play an important role in helping grow the economy of Argyll and Bute.

“A great deal has already been done in Inveraray by the council and its partners to regenerate the town. This important plan will enhance those significant improvements.”

The plan also makes provision for play parks, and land between two existing housing developments in the west of the town has been earmarked for the housing

The masterplan is part of the council’s Local Development Plan, which outlines major infrastructure proposals for the next five years; it was approved by the council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee last month.

The full masterplan document is here: masterplan