The exciting first phase of the Dunbeg Masterplan will begin next week, with improvements works on Kirk Road scheduled to start on Monday (29 January).
The road upgrade is part of the Dunbeg Corridor Strategic Masterplan, which sets out ambitious plans for sites between Dunbeg and Ganavan.
Chair of the Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee, Councillor Elaine Robertson, said: “This is a significant occasion. These improvements will make a real difference to the local community, and will enable this very important housing development to be progressed. Not only will Kirk Road be widened, but a pavement and street lighting will also be installed. These are things the community have told us are important to them.
“We want to encourage people to live, work and visit this beautiful area and are committed to economic growth that benefits everyone. During the works, traffic management will be in place and we would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst the improvements take place.”
The Dunbeg Corridor Strategic Masterplan is part of the Argyll and Bute Council’s Local Development Plan, which outlines major infrastructure proposals for Argyll and Bute for the next five years.
As well as the road improvements, the masterplan includes 600 new homes, retail and commercial development, green spaces, playparks and landscaping.
A total of 300 homes will be built in subsequent phases of work over the next six years subject to full planning consent being given. The majority of these houses will be affordable including barrier free homes and homes for single occupiers.