THE regeneration of Inveraray will take a major step forward thanks to a masterplan for the town.
The Inveraray Project masterplan is part of a wide-ranging programme to regenerate and revitalise the historic planned town.
Included in the programme is the renovation of five landmark buildings, the last of which is set to be completed this summer.
A development of 180 homes, community facilities, tourism and hotel provision, along with business units, are included in the masterplan.
It follows substantial investment in Inveraray by the council, which is spearheading a £2 million-plus conservation project.
The plan also makes provision for play parks, and for at least 45 of the new homes to be affordable housing.
Land between two existing housing developments in the west of the town has been earmarked for the homes.
The masterplan is part of the council’s local development plan, which outlines major infrastructure proposals for the next five years.
The major conservation project has seen the restoration of four historic buildings – the Town House, Chamberlain’s House, the Old Temperance Hotel and Relief Land. Work on a fifth building, Arkland, is expected to be complete by summer.