In­ver­aray

The Oban Times - - Districts -

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.

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