Housing development at Helensburgh Golf Club moves to planning stage

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and Helensburgh Golf Club can confirm that its detailed planning application for a newly modernised Helensburgh Golf Club and a residential development to the north of Machrie Drive/Kent Drive on land at East Abercromby Street have been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council.

Housing development at Helensburgh Golf Club moves to planning stage

The land outlined for the proposed development includes plans to demolish the existing clubhouse and ancillary buildings and construct a new clubhouse with supporting facilities.

There will also be a full revision and upgrade of new and retained golf holes to provide an enhanced community facility of an 18-hole golf course and create a new six-hole par 3 course.

As part of the overall development, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland is proposing to deliver around 307 new homes in a mix of one, two, three, four and five bedroom homes, of which 25% will be affordable housing, part of which will be delivered by Dunbritton Housing Association and part by Taylor Wimpey.

The proposal also includes plans for new access arrangements, landscaping, formal and informal play equipment and drainage.

Housing development at Helensburgh Golf Club moves to planning stage

Colin Blair, technical director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Following a detailed and thorough community engagement process we have refined our plans and vision for the proposed development at Helensburgh Golf Course. We have listened carefully to the comments and feedback that we have received and have used this to inform our proposal for this impressive area in Helensburgh.

“This development would represent a significant and continued investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey and we look forward to positive discussions with the Local Authority in order to progress this development.”

John Laverty, president of Helensburgh Golf Club added: “The feedback and support of the local community and key stakeholders throughout the engagement period has been very informative in helping us to create an exciting and dynamic set of proposals for the club and the golf course.

“We are delighted to confirm that our detailed planning application has been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council for consideration, signalling a further key milestone in our vision for the future of Helensburgh Golf Club for both its members and the wider local community of which we’ve been proud to be a part of since 1893.”

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