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Mactaggart & Mickel welcome endorsement of Kilmacolm proposals

Mactaggart & Mickel have today (May 6) welcomed Inverclyde Council’s approval of their outline planning application for a residential development in Kilmacolm.

The Glasgow-based family-owned company have also committed to keep working closely with the community after the local authority backed their planned Quarry Drive development which is set to bring circa75 new homes to Kilmacolm.

Mactaggart & Mickel’s proposals were approved by councillors at a meeting of the full Inverclyde Council on Tuesday, May 4.

Commenting on the decision, Bruce Hampton, Senior Land Manager at Mactaggart & Mickel, said:

“Mactaggart & Mickel are pleased with Inverclyde Council’s approval of our proposed Kilmacolm development. We have developed our proposals to ensure our planned Quarry Drive development fits neatly into the village of Kilmacolm in a sustainable manner.

Our proposed Quarry Drive development will help meet the well documented need for more homes across Scotland and will boost the local economy. The new homes which are planned will be sympathetic to the character of Kilmacolm and they will be perfect for people who are attracted to all of the benefits of living in this fantastic village.

As part of a major community engagement exercise, which went far beyond what is required by the planning process, we directly contacted all households asking for ideas on how we can make a positive contribution to Kilmacolm. We are very grateful for their helpful ideas and delighted that our outline planning application for the project has been backed by Inverclyde Council, we remain fully committed to working closely with the local community and Community Council throughout the remainder of the planning process.”

The council approved the proposals following a recommendation that the plans be approved by members of the Planning Board which met on April 28.

Mactaggart & Mickel have a strong reputation for bringing forward well-designed, sympathetic proposals for villages similar to Kilmacolm and will encourage people in the village to have their say on the plans.

Residents who want to find out more about the development and resources should visit the dedicated website established by Mactaggart & Mickel: www.kilmacolm.macmic.co.uk

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