Real es­tate

The Arran Banner - - News -

Balmichael Vis­i­tor Cen­tre has been many things since it first opened 21 years ago.

It was opened at Easter 1997 by David and Gil­lian McClel­land with three shops, a tea­room, quad bikes and a small mo­tor mu­seum.

Over the years it has had some good times and bad times. For some years it was a thriv­ing en­ter­prise with craft shops and more re­cently the Ar­ran Fam­ily Fun Park, which seemed to have good po­ten­tial, but did not last long.

Now plans have been un­veiled for self-cater­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and camp­ing pods and it would be good to see some new life breathed into the site.

But with seven acres of land, we have to won­der if Steel Stone Hold­ings Ltd, a Lon­don-based real es­tate firm, which has made the ap­pli­ca­tion, may have fur­ther plans for the site. It say it has ruled out owner oc­cu­pied homes as it be­lieves such a use would be in­com­pat­i­ble with the rest of the busi­ness. But what is that busi­ness to be?

We will watch de­vel­op­ments with in­ter­est.

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