Cove seafront group says display of sailing club plans was a success

Campaigners say that last weekend’s public display of Cove Sailing Club’s plan for a new clubhouse was a great success.

Cove Seafront Conservation Group says that the event in Cove Burgh Hall attracted ‘significant interest from members of the Rosneath Peninsula communities’, with more than 40 people attending.

The exhibition explored the height and size of the proposed new clubhouse, as well as launching the group’s website – www.coveseafrontconservation.com

The architect’s plans were on display, as were a range of images displaying relevant measurements and also some possible alternatives.

Group chairman Ken Bradshaw said: “We were delighted that so many members of our communities took the opportunity to learn more about the proposed designs and the impact they may have on our conservation area shoreline – in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

“Most stayed for a while, enjoyed a coffee and some cake and took plenty of time to fully digest all the displays.

“In particular, we repeatedly heard from visitors that they appreciated being given the chance to see the plans – many told us that all they’d heard about it was hearsay, so it was beneficial to be able to present a balanced display, which we hope has helped people to understand more about the project.

“We were grateful to both the architect and sailing club for allowing us to show the plans.”

The planning application will be decided by Argyll and Bute Council’s planning, protective service and licensing committee in the burgh hall on Wednesday November 29 from 10.30am.

It is recommended for approval, and the sailing club says it has consulted closely with planners to produce a design which meets the needs of the club and community groups while being sympathetic to the surrounding area.

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