Argyll and Bute residents invited to submit views on future development

Argyll and ButeResidents are being encouraged to submit their views on how future development should look in Argyll and Bute.

The council is in the process of consulting on a new Local Development Plan (LDP) and people are being invited to ‘have their say’ before the consultation deadline on 11 December.

The new LDP will set out the council’s planning and development proposals across the region for the 10 years from 2020, along with a vision for the next 20 years.

Among the main ideas posed by the consultation are supporting the growing sectors of tourism, seafood and marine-related industries, distilling, forestry and energy; taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the increasing investment and activity at HMNB Clyde; and exploring the possibility of a coastal National Park on Argyll’s west coast and its islands.

Following the current consultation, feedback will be review and used to develop a formal LDP2 that will then go out to public consultation.

Councillor David Kinniburgh said: “Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to give us their feedback.

“At this stage these are ideas but we need people’s input so we can formulate a new LDP. It will build on the successes we’ve already achieved to make Argyll and Bute a great place to live, work, learn and do business in.

“If you’ve not had a chance to make your views known, please do. It’s really important that we know what you think about our ideas so we can really deliver a bold future for Argyll and Bute.”

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