On 30th October, the Oban CHORD Project Board approved a package of projects to be taken forward. See our press release for more details. Further information will be available here soon.
Funding for the short-term projects has recently been approved by Executive. Take a look at the project updates page to see the latest proposals and updates on the Oban CHORD Project.
Oban is the most northerly of Argyll’s mainland towns, which is fortunate to enjoy a spectacular setting in Oban Bay. It is an important transport hub and gateway for the West Highlands and Islands with connections by rail, road, ferry and air, and is one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations with plenty to offer visitors to the area. The town is currently experiencing congestion in the town centre, particularly during the summer and at peak ferry times.
Oban Bay / Harbour Project
Background and what we plan to do:
The previous Oban Action Plan has been updated to identify priorities for investment and the project team is now in the process of finalising this document.
Oban CHORD has a funding allocation of £6.9 million. It is recognised through public consultation that there is a strong desire to see action on the ground in Oban in the short term. An Interim Business Case has been approved which will allow £1.84 million of funding to be released for short term projects focusing on 3 key elements - Oban bay and harbour, town centre traffic issues, and the transport interchange. Other CHORD projects to be delivered in the medium term will be considered and identified in due course. The Interim Business Case will then be finalised.
You can find out more about the different parts of the project here -
- Refresh of the Oban Action Plan
- Oban bay and harbour area
- Development of the transport interchange
- Town centre traffic issues
Find out about the history of Oban CHORD