The Kilmacolm Residents' Association (KRA) is a proactive group of residents and their families, who take a pride in our village, and ensure that the voice of the village is heard by Inverclyde Council and the Scottish Parliament.
We also work with Kilmacolm Community Council (KCC) and Kilmacolm Civic Trust (KCT) in matters of importance – e.g. developer’s plans to build houses on our greenbelt.
For the last three years we have been raising issues that were discussed at stage 2 of the Planning (Scotland) Bill, which has gone through the Scottish Parliament – e.g. 'Repeat Applications' by volume housebuilders (Mactaggart & Mickel, Taylor Wimpey etc.) on greenbelt land. These have been turned down many times in the past by Inverclyde Council and Scottish Government Reporters - indeed these applications are now being referred to in Parliament as 'Terminator' applications because they come back time after time!
Since early 2019 we have been very active in the Appeal processes with the Scottish Government, defending greenbelt land around Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village, which are both parts of the Renfrewshire sub-Housing Market Area (sHMA)
We were also involved with the fight against the 'Right of Appeal' that developers have - which they use to ignore Council Local Development Plans and residents feelings, when they 'Appeal' to the Scottish Government when their unwanted 'house building plans' are refused.
We would welcome other village residents who are interested in joining us for the benefit of the village.