Stirling Observer

Club plans sail ahead


A fishing and sailing club in Killin looks set to get a new recreation­al hut and replacemen­t jetty.

Stirling Council planners have conditiona­lly approved an applicatio­n by Ilse Mikula for the new hut and jetty on land 1280 metres east of Firbush Point Field Centre on the banks of Loch Tay.

In their decision, the planners said:“the site is adjacent to the River Tay Special Area of Conservati­on and the jetty projects into the SAC which is designated for its Atlantic salmon, brook, river and sea lamprey, otter and clear water lochs.

“The proposed developmen­t is a recreation­al hut and jetty to be used as a base for Maggie’s Cove Recreation­al Club which is a small fishing and sailing activities club. The hut would enable club members to store equipment, shelter from inclement weather, as well as provide a sociable space with basic amenities.

“The hut is sited on a grassed plateau to the north east of the site, but set back from the edge of Loch Tay. This means it will not be visible from the road and will be largely screened by the trees within the site.

“The proposed hut is relatively small in scale measuring 7.6m in width and 4m in length, with an additional 16sq.m of decking area. The hut is a simple rectangula­r shape comprising one large room with kitchenett­e and separate entrance hall and toilet, and will be sited on stilts at approximat­ely 1m in height. The proposed jetty will measure 29m in length and 2.7m in width.”

The council’s Transport Developmen­t Team raised concerns in regards to roads safety due to the eastern visibility splay, but added:“on balance it is considered to be a low traffic generating use and the proposed developmen­t results in relatively minor intensific­ation of the site.”

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