Kilmacolm Meadow - West of Quarry Drive

Many of you will now be aware of the latest application to Inverclyde Council by Mactaggart and Mickel (MacMic) to build houses on the Kilmacolm Meadow (Website HERE).

 

They have tried for years to do this but have always been refused by Inverclyde Council and/or the Reporters from the Scottish Government.  They have been refused in 2004, 2014 and the site was not even included in the recent Local Development Plan (LDP2019) and yet, here they are back again!

Recently lawyers from MacMic had Section 7 (Homes and Communities) of the LDP2019 quashed in the Court of Session but all other policies such as greenbelt etc were left untouched.

There are a couple of things that we need you to do before 26th November.

Firstly is spread the word to everyone who doesn't have access to a computer and help them make an 'objection' - if the case is made for this development then ALL the greenbelt around Kilmacolm could be lost.

Then please go to the Inverclyde Website and make your objection.

The website location is HERE

There are many reasons to object and we've listed some of them here:

  • Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village reside in the Renfrewshire sub-Housing Market Area (sHMA) and the latest figures (2019) show that there is a generous surplus of land for housing so no additional land is needed

  • The land is on the greenbelt and should only be considered for development if there is a demonstrable need to increase housing land supply - which in this case there is not

  • ​It would not be a 'sustainable development' as it would lead to a significant increase in the use of private cars

  • The proposed development is not in keeping with the character of the village and local area

  • This is one of the 'green wedges' that Kilmacolm is famous for

  • The access to the proposed site is extremely poor

  • Developments must be directed to areas that have good transport connections to allow people to move freely around

  • The proposed site should become a nature reserve

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