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.”