Last week, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park board member, David McKenzie , provided residents with details of the recently published “LIVE Park – Main Issues Report”.
“LIVE Park” is the name for the National Park’s next Local Development Plan. The report focuses on how planning can improve the National Park as a place in which to live, invest, or to visit.
With regard to Ardentinny, the report summarises the following issues: limited employment opportunities; local roads’condition/capacity; and the room for improvement of these roads.
Regarding”Opportunities” in the village, the preferred options are to continue to support appropriate small gap site housing development; support improvements to footpaths and cycle path connections to the wider Cowal area and Argyll Forest park, as well as improvements in street lighting and visitor signage.
At last week’s Community Council meeting, one resident pointed out that, as Ardentinny has the only beach in the National Park, this resource should also be highlighted as an opportunity.
The National Park is encouraging all residents to comment on the proposals. These must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Monday 7 July, 2014. Feedback can be submitted by online form; the ‘online development planning system’; post; in person at a LIVE Park event; or by telephone. Full details are available here.