TWO and a half years after members voted to leave their historic clubhouse near Helensburgh, the first official notice has been published of future plans for the home of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club (RNCYC).

As well as a new clubhouse for the RNCYC, a ‘pre-application consultation’ screening notice describes a total of 46 residential units on the site in Rhu.

The notice appeared in Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly list of validated planning applications on Friday, May 17.

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The notice described a proposed development at the site including a “new yacht clubhouse with associated access, parking, yard and boat storage area” along with the “conversion of [the] existing clubhouse and gatehouse to form nine residential units, and [the] erection of six newbuild residential blocks to incorporate 12 terraced and 25 flatted units”.

No further documents shedding light on the early proposals have yet been published on the local authority’s website.

Members of the club voted in October 2016 to leave the historic building which has been their home since the organisation moved from Rothesay to Rhu in 1937.

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The move was sparked by the increasing difficulty and cost involved in maintaining the existing clubhouse; it was stated at the time of the vote that a new building would enable the club to improve the facilities it is able to offer to members.