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Rhu & Shandon Community Council



A revised Planning application is being developed. The RNCYC made a presentation of the proposed masterplan for the Marina  to the Community Council in February 2023. 


January 2000. A proposed pre-application notice for Erection of New Yacht Clubhouse with associated access, parking, yard and boat storage area (at Rhu Marina) and Conversion of Existing Clubhouse and Gatehouse to form residential units and Erection of New Residential Dwelling Units (at Royal Northern Yacht Club) was submitted to Argyll and Bute. 

The documents consisted of 

The Pre-application Consultation with Developers was held in RNCYC on Wednesday  29th January. 

 Planning Circular 3/2013 oulines the purpose of this required meeting as follows:

2.6 The objective of PAC is for communities to be better informed about major and national development proposals and to have an opportunity to contribute their views before a formal planning application is submitted to the planning authority. This helps to: improve the quality of planning applications; mitigate negative impacts where possible; address misunderstandings; and to air and to address where practicable any community issues. Any adjustments made as a result of PAC should improve the proposals and assist the efficient consideration of applications once submitted.

2.7 PAC does not take away the need for, and right of, individuals and communities to express formal views to the planning authority during the planning application process itself. This should be emphasised by the prospective applicant during PAC. While engagement should be meaningful, the prospective applicant is not obliged to take on board community views, or directly reflect them in any subsequent application. It is important, therefore, for communities and others to follow their interest in a proposal through to the planning application stage, when views can be made to the planning authority before it determines the application.