New schools for Oban and Campbeltown - share your views

Published Date: 

27 Nov 2014 - 09:32

NEW secondary schools are planned for Oban and Campbeltown – and the team behind the project are keen to hear the views of people in the community.

Public events outlining the proposals for the new Oban High and Campbeltown Grammar schools will take place in December and people who would like to find out more and share their views are invited to come along.

In Oban, the proposed location for the town’s new high school is within the existing school site and land to the north east, at existing grass playing pitches at Dalintart/Glencruitten.

The new Campbeltown Grammar School would be built on the site of the current school building and grounds. 

At the public events, people will be able to see outlines of the sites of the brand new school buildings, associated car parks, playing fields, outbuildings and bus drop-off areas.  They will also have the chance to meet members of the project team and ask questions.

The new schools project will be taken forward by Hub North Scotland on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council. The public events are part of a pre-application consultation which allows members of the public to view the initial proposals and make comments before any planning application is submitted. At the planning application stage there will be more opportunities for people to share their views.

The Oban High School event will take place on Tuesday 2nd December in the McCaig Suite, Corran Halls, Oban between 10am and 8pm. In Campbeltown, come along to the Conference Room in Aqualibrium on Wednesday 3rd December – drop in between 10am and 8pm.

If you are unable to come along to your local public event, you can still have your say. View the proposals online at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/investing-future-new-schools-argyll-and-bute and write to Ryder Architecture, 221 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND before 9th December.

You can also make comments by email to:

Oban High School proposals – aforbes@ryderarchitecture.com

Campbeltown Grammar School proposals – mhaggerty@ryderarchitecture.com

The pre-application consultation, or PAC, is a statutory process which applicants must follow before submitting a formal planning bid for a significant development. It is in addition to the planning consultation period which follows the formal submission of a planning application.