PLANS for 24 new houses next to the West Highland railway line in Garelochhead have been lodged with Argyll and Bute Council.

Helco Developments Ltd, based in Busby in East Renfrewshire, is seeking permission to develop a site adjacent to Station Road in the village.

Four different house types are proposed in the plans for the 3,678 square metre (0.37 hectare) site.

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The application form, which has been published along with general location and site plans on the local authority’s website, states that 34 parking spaces are to be provided as part of the development, for which an access point is proposed between two houses, Braeside and Rannochbrae.

The site is allocated for a potential housing development in the current local development plan for Argyll and Bute.

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However, in the council’s Local Development Plan 2 proposals, consultation on which ends this week, the site is not specifically zoned for any purpose, only being marked as part of the overall Garelochhead settlement area.

Scottish Water and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have both told the council they have no objection to the application.

Council officials are expected to make a determination on the plans by March 7.

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