Success for Oban CHORD drop in event

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Published Date: 

24 Nov 2011 - 11:54

A drop in event designed to bring the general public up to speed on Oban’s CHORD plans has proven a big success.




Over 90 people took the chance to view the proposals and discuss the work already underway with members of the CHORD project team when the event was held in the town’s Rowantree Hotel on November 22.




Many of them took the opportunity to leave their comments on the project proposals and talk to the project team. 




The comments will now be collated and added to the project webpage at




The boards which were on display in the Rowantree Hotel are now available on the website for people who wish to review them in more detail or for those who could not make it along in person on the day.




Councillor Duncan MacIntyre, chair of the Oban CHORD project board, said: “I am delighted that so many people came along to this event and took advantage of having the team on hand to discuss the proposals.




“I’d like to thank all those who took the trouble to come along. We have embarked on an ambitious programme of redevelopment and regeneration for Oban, and it is vital that the community feels a part of that.”




Anyone who would like to comment on the Oban CHORD plans but could not attend the drop in session can do so at




The boards which were on display on the day can be viewed at




The Oban project is part of Argyll and Bute Council’s far-reaching £30million CHORD programme, which aims to assist regeneration and economic development in five of the area’s key waterfront towns (Campbeltown, Helensburgh, Oban, Rothesay and Dunoon).