Lochgilphead Front Green

Lochgilphead Front Green

Lochgilphead Front Green and Colchester Square are important public spaces within the heart of Lochgilphead and they are a natural  focal point for the town. Thanks to the Tarbert and Lochgilphead Regeneration Fund Argyll and Bute Council have the opportunity to work with the local community towards delivering improvements to the Lochgilphead Front Green and Colchester Square.

It has been a long term aspiration of the residents of Lochgilphead to see the Front Green used more by people for community events and for general recreation and enjoyment. This project aims to work with the community to help fulfil the potential of this wonderful public space within the heart of Lochgilphead.

The project will be delivered in stages and this web page will provide you with up to date information on the project as it develops.

During 2019, the new design is being worked up in consultation with local community.  More information on each stage can be seen below. 

Planning application submitted

A planning application was registered for the finalised proposals on 10 October 2019, submitted by the Council’s landscape architects for the scheme, ERZ.

If you wish to view the proposals submitted, please go to our online planning system and search for planning application reference number 19/02018/PP.  Click on the ‘Documents’ tab to download and view the proposals.

Our website also has guidance on how to comment on planning applications here

There is also a separate application related to the trees along Poltalloch Street, which are located within in a Conservation Area.  The proposals can be accessed online via the same link as above, then searching for reference number 19/02040/TPO.

You can also see all of the proposals Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm at  the Council offices (Development and Economic Growth), 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8RD.

Please note that the period for comments expires on 8th November 2019.  Any comments received after this date may not be considered.

You can find out more about the earlier stages of consultation below.

Lochgilphead Front Green proposed design - image 1  Lochgilphead Front Green proposed design - image 2


Indicative design proposals - April 2019

Following a great response to the initial ideas on Saturday 9th March – 200 people at the event on the Front Green and 230 commenting online – an indicative design proposal was presented for public comment at a second public event on Saturday 13th April and online (see below).  The event on 13th April was attended by around 100 people, with a further 60 people commenting online by the deadline of 23rd April.

You can see a summary of what people said at the event and online here

If you’re interested in seeing what people said in response to the March 2019 consultation about initial ideas, please follow this link. (8mb PDF).

Please click on the image below to see the indicative design proposal:

Indicative design proposal

Indicative design proposal - images


 You can still see the initial ideas that were displayed on 9th March by clicking on the images below. 

Lochgilphead Front Green Analysis Board  Lochgilphead Front Green Proposals Board

To see the full analysis and proposals boards, please click on each image above (please note, the files are quite large, so many take a little time to download)

Lochgilphead Front GreenContact details

Douglas Grierson
Transformation Projects and Regeneration Project Officer
Argyll and Bute Council
Whitegates Office
Email: douglas.grierson@argyll-bute.gov.uk
Phone: 01546 604228
Mobile: 07585 884928

Lochgilphead Front Green sketch