Kilmacolm Civic Trust

 News and Recent Developments

 The response to the invitation to a Public Meeting has been so strong, we have had to change the venue!  The Community Centre can't accommodate the numbers we anticipate, so instead, please join us at 8:00 pm at St Columba's Church on Thursday evening, 14th September, to hear about the Proposal of Application Notice.  The meeting is to brief residents on the nature of this proposal, and outline the next steps for us, Inverclyde Council Planning and the applicants.  If you can't make it to the public meeting, please do try to attend the Gladman Developments exhibition on 19th September and ensure that you make clear your views!  (Kilmacolm Community Council, KCT and the recently-formed Kilmacolm Residents Association would be very keen to learn what you think too).

Gladman Developments Ltd have submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PoAN) for Planning Permission in Principle for residential development, access, open space, landscaping, car park and associated engineering works.  

The proposal covers land on both sides of Bridge of Weir Road, including the field where the annual Bonfire Night celebrations take place, also the site of the show-jumping and cross-country events at the Kilmacolm and Port Glasgow Agricultural Show, and extending to the Loch side.   On the west side of the road, the proposal covers the entire area of fields from the B788 as its southern boundary,north to the St Columba's School all-weather pitches, between the houses on Gryffe Road and the cycle track to the west.  

In keeping with the Trust's submission to the next Local Development Plan, we will be strongly opposing these proposals.  Come along to an open meeting on Thursday 14th September at 8:00pm to discover more about the plans and what you can do to protect our iconic greenbelt areas.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, 30th March at 7:00pm in the Cargill Centre.  The formal business of the AGM was followed at 7:40pm by an open meeting, with talk from Mrs Kitty Walker, on 'The Panopticon'. 

The Trust has contributed a blog to the Built Environment Scotland website.  You can read it here: 

In November 2016, following consultation with members, the Trust made its submission to the Local Development Plan update, which will cover the period 2020-2025.  The Main Issues Report was published in March.  The Executive Committee have made a response to it.  Members can download the Main Issues Report from the Inverclyde site at  On the same web page there are comments forms, which can be downloaded in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats.  Our response is available at the foot of our Local Plan page. 


Communications by email to members are now possible. Members can sign up via the Join the Civic Trust page.