Plans for new Ardentinny cycle route

cyclingPlans for a 25 mile cycle route from Kilmun Arboretum to Whistlefield, Ardentinny and back to Kilmun using existing forestry tracks were outlined by Councillor Bruce Marshall at the recent Ardentinny Community Council meeting. Preparations are also underway to promote and organise a cycle event using the new route in 2015.

Also under consideration is Ardentinny Outdoor Centre and Benmore Centre being used to disseminate visitor information on the area to children visiting the centres.

15-lodge holiday complex planned for Ardentinny

A planning application for the construction of 15 two and three-bedroom holiday lodges at Barnacabber Farm, Ardentinny has been submitted to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

The application which includes 15 high quality homes with en-suite bathrooms, saunas, barbecue huts and hot tubs would be sited near the existing deer farm. The proposed complex also includes a reception building, shop and 39 parking places.

The planning Application can be viewed in full here and comments submitted here.

Proposed site

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Draft summary report issued on Ardentinny consultation

The National Park Authority has issued its draft summary report on the recent Ardentinny consultation event. You can download the report here. The Park would also like feedback from those who attended the event. The survey is available here.

You can also view the National Park Authority’s blog at to leave any comments you have regarding the National Park’s Local Development Plan and its progress.

Planning Ardentinny’s Future

Nat Park at the hall 001-1As part of its remit to produce a Local Development Plan which will update its current Local Plan 2010-2015, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Planning Team hosted a village consultation event in Ardentinny. Residents were invited to discuss local needs and wants with Planning staff and to note them on village maps on tables around the Hall.

Approximately 25 residents attended and comments and suggestions were several and varied. A common theme was that there was no need for more housing due to lack of accessibility and amenities. However there was a suggestion that there was a need for Sheltered Housing and more self-catering provision for which there were arguments both for and against. Other suggestions were road improvements; upgrading the shore path; better signage for walkers; the need for a shop; enforcement of no camping at the beach area; moving the settlement boundary; and replacing the telephone box with a traditional red one. One other idea, which is being actively researched by a member of the Community Council, is the provision of a centrally-located cardiac defibrillator.

Planning Applications – Ardentinny

Erection of access ramp to dwellinghouse Outdoor Centre Bungalow 2 Ardentinny Dunoon Argyll And Bute PA23 8TR
Ref. No: 2012/0313/DET | Received: Mon 15 Oct 2012 | Validated: Fri 02 Nov 2012 | Status: Pending Consideration

Erection of extensions and formation of decked area to dwellinghouse
Holyns Ardentinny Dunoon Argyll And Bute PA23 8TR
Ref. No: 2012/0244/HAE | Received: Mon 20 Aug 2012 | Validated: Mon 20 Aug 2012 | Status: Approve

Erection of public toilet block
Ardentinny Public Toilets North East Of Ardentinny Bowling Club Ardentinny Dunoon PA23 8TS
Ref. No: 2012/0200/DET | Received: Fri 29 Jun 2012 | Validated: Mon 03 Sep 2012 | Status: Approve

Erection of extension and alterations to former hotel to form bar/restaurant, dwellinghouse, staff accommodation unit and holiday let accommodation including painting of window surrounds
Ardentinny Hotel Ardentinny Dunoon PA23 8TR.
Ref. No: 2012/0143/LBC | Received: Tue 15 May 2012 | Validated: Fri 01 Jun 2012 | Status: Approve