Argyllshire Advertiser

Plans lodged to convert site to small business units


Plans have been revealed for a former travellers’ site outside Dunoon to be converted into yards for industrial storage and distributi­on.

The former Torlochan site on High Road in Sandbank has been made the subject of Michelle Cameron’s applicatio­n to Argyll and Bute Council planning chiefs. The planned site is to help small, local and newly-started businesses gain more of a spotlight, with eight separate yards in the pipeline.

An operation statement on the potential project said: ‘Our desire is to repurpose the former travellers’ site into a small storage/light industrial site to help small, local and new start businesses which have outgrown their spare rooms and garages and wish to make the move out of the shadows and into the mainstream local economy.

‘We wish to create an incubator site that allows small and micro businesses to get a footing in the local economy with an eye to expand into the adjoining industrial estate as they grow.

‘Having operated as commercial landlords in the area for over 20 years we feel well placed to offer this site as a great business start-up space knowing that small, easily leased space is hard to come by in Dunoon.’

A decision from the council is expected by late May, with comments now able to be submitted by members of the public.

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