Here are a few reasons to object ...

The proposed development is contrary to the Spatial Development Strategy of the 2017 Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan as it is an unjustified urban development which fails to accord with the Green Belt objectives in that it does not protect the quality, character, landscape setting and identity of the village.

The proposal is contrary to Policies ENV2 and SDS8 of the 2014 Inverclyde Local Development Plan together with Policy 14 of the 2018 Proposed Inverclyde Local Development Plan in that it fails to accord with the objectives of the Green Belt.

The proposal fails in respect of Policy RES1 of the 2014 Inverclyde Local Development Plan with reference to the incompatibility with the character and amenity of the area (criterion (a)) and in respect of landscaping proposals and impact on existing landscape features (criteria (b) and (c).

The proposal fails to have regard to the six qualities of successful places as required by Policy 1 of the 2017 Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan and Policy 1 of the 2018 Proposed Inverclyde Local Development Plan. The proposal is also contrary to the placemaking aims of policy SDS3 of the 2014 Inverclyde Local Development Plan.

The proposal is not a form of residential development in the Green Belt supported by Policy RES7 of the 2014 Inverclyde Local Development Plan.

The proposal is contrary to Policy HER1 of the 2014 Inverclyde Local Development Plan and Policy 28 of the Proposed 2018 Proposed Inverclyde Local Development Plan in that there would be a significant and unacceptable impact on the setting and appearance of the Conservation Area.

Clydeplan - the Strategic Development Plan (SDP) - confirmed the following to the Government Reporter of the new 2019-2024 (and beyond) Local Development Plan issued by Inverclyde Council:


Annex Section 3 Paragraphs 14 - 20 Observations


Paragraph 15 - As stated above the SDP does not establish a housing land

requirement for 200 houses in the Inverclyde part of the Renfrewshire housing submarket area.

Read the full document HERE

Inverclyde Council's position is also very clear - read more HERE

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