Office plans for Gigha given go-ahead

The project will improve walking and cycle routes on Gigha.
The island of Gigha

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Plans to provide new office space on the Isle of Gigha have been given the go-ahead by council planning officers.

The new modular building, which will also comprise communal space and welfare facilities, was the subject of an application by Samantha Fowler, of Bellahouston Business Centre in Glasgow.

The new facility will be situated at the shore base of the Druimyeon Bay fish farm.

No public objections to the proposals were received by the council, and the plans were rubber-stamped on Monday, August 10.

A handling report by a council planning officer says: ‘The proposal is to replace an existing accommodation with an improved single storey modular building comprising office space, storage and processing rooms.

‘It is to be a 121.5sqm rectangular floor plan and 3m high to the slightly off flat roof. There are to be small hopper style windows for the kitchen, drying rooms and WCs.

‘Larger windows are for the meetings rooms and offices, but all are subordinate to the wall massing.

‘Entrance and escape doors are on separate elevations at opposite ends of the building.

‘The modular building raises no privacy, amenity or design concerns and is considered acceptable as office accommodation in association with the neighbouring building.

‘No concerns are raised in respect of any detrimental visual impact in relation to the mainland and accordingly the development is consistent with policies.’

‘The proposal is consistent with the council’s challenge to create the best possible environment for competitive businesses to thrive without undermining our future potential in delivering economic growth.’