Drop-in events for plan consultation

Published Date: 

2 Nov 2017 - 15:41

Local residents will have the chance to find out more about plans for the future of Argyll and Bute at public events this month.

Four public drop-in events on our planning and development vision for the area are being held.

The drop-in sessions will take place at:

McCaig Room, Corran Halls, Oban, Tuesday 14 November

Lochgilphead Community Centre, Thursday 16 November

Pillar Hall, Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, Tuesday 21 November

Pier Building, Dunoon, Thursday 23 November

Marriage Room, Burnet Builiding, Campbeltown, 30 November.

All will be open to the public between 4 and 6pm.

It is part of the Council’s public consultation on what should be in our new Local Development Plan, which will set out our plans for the 10 years from 2020 and vision for the next two decades.

Our ideas are available to view online and you can also give your views on these via our online consultation – see www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ldp2

The consultation runs until 11 December.

Policy Lead for Planning and Regulatory Services, Councillor David Kinniburgh, said: “We’ve arranged these drop-ins so people can come in, meet our team, find out more about what’s planned and ask questions.

“I would encourage people to take the time to come and see us and get any more information they need.

“We want your views and your feedback to help shape our Local Development Plan 2 – and shape the future of Argyll and Bute.

“There have been lots of positive developments in Argyll and Bute and we want to build on those successes already achieved to make this a great place to live, work, learn and do business in.”

The public consultation is known as the Main Issues Report. People are being asked a series of questions about what could be included in LDP2.

Feedback received will help inform our draft LDP2, which will be then be published and put out to formal consultation.

Among the ideas included in the consultation are exploring the possibility of a new National Park on Argyll’s west coast and islands; promoting and supporting our growing economic sectors of tourism, seafood and marine-related industries, distilling, forestry and energy; capitalising on the opportunities for economic and population growth from increased investment and activity at HMNB Clyde; improving traffic management and parking in Oban; and making the whole Local Development Plan more simple, flexible and deliverable.