The Annual Accounts, Year report 2022, and Independent Examiners report to 31st December 2022 can be viewed here

Milton Woods under threat

Milton Woods and the Land Behind the Police Station is again under threat from a Major Housing Developer
Background - Via a very circuitous route we (the KCT) have become aware that Cala Homes (West) Ltd have again set their eyes on the land behind the Police Station as a Major Housing Development site and have started the initial process (required by Scottish Govt rules) of consultation with the Local Community prior to submitting a Formal Application to Inverclyde Council.
Their goal is to achieve Planning Permission for a Housing Development of 100 dwellings consisting of a mix of detached, semi-detached and flatted properties. Of these 25% will be classed as ‘Affordable’ to conform with Scottish Govt planning rules.

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The May 2022 newsletter is now available, covering updates for 2020-2021 during the Lockdown period. View here

The Inverclyde Local Development Plan 2021 (Proposed Plan and Draft Supplementary Guidance)

Please find attached a copy of our Formal objection letter to Inverclyde Council regarding the latest Inverclyde Local Development Plan (LDP). Your Executive Committee has studied the Proposed LDP long and hard since it was issued in mid-May and discussed a Draft Formal submission to the Council at a Zoom Meeting on 30th June 2021.

In our letter you will see that we strongly object to the release of Greenbelt land around Kilmacolm and Quarriers Villages.

It would help if you could make a personal Objection.

To do so you should submit your Representation by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject heading ‘Proposed Local Development plan’.

You can also write to Planning Policy, Regeneration and Planning, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY. If you do submit comments to the Council please use your own words.

If you wish to read the Proposed Plan you can do so by studying it on-line at or reading it in the Kilmacolm Library.

The document consists of many parts and many pages. We suggest that you look only at the Housing Land Technical Report; and the Proposed Site Assessment.

Scottish Reporter's decision on Carsemeadow

You will recall that we have been awaiting the decision of the Scottish Government Reporter on the Gladman Appeal to build on Carsemeadow at Quarriers Village. We were informed on 25th May that he had DISMISSED the Appeal.

The reasons that he deployed in refusing the Appeal are important and have implications for other attempts to develop in and around the Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village area.

Read the full details here


May Newsletter

The KCT May newsletter has just been published, and is available for download here

Inverclyde Council Main Issues Report

The threat of development on the Greenbelt remains. If you wish to comment on the Main Issues Report we describe below by the end of 31st January, then we suggest you go to one of the following:
• e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading ‘Main Issues Report’. This may be the easier way.
• completing an e-form at

Inverclyde Council (IC) has issued a new Main Issues Report (MIR) as part of the process to re-write Chapter 7 on Planning, following its quashing by the Court of Session judgment. It is a consultative document and will inform the proposed new version of the Local Development Plan. Although we agree with the majority of the proposals there are some elements with which we disagree.

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