PLANS to extend a domestic property and convert it into three short-term holiday let units have been refused by National Park planning chiefs.

Alan Lourie wanted to make the alterations at Stucan-t-iobairt, in Tarbet, with plans having first been lodged more than a year ago.

But despite no objections from the public, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority planning officers decided not to allow the proposal to proceed.

A Transport Scotland spokesman had made a submission during a consultation process in November 2020 that there were issues with traffic.

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The spokesman said: “The existing access is unsuitable for the increase in traffic movements anticipated.

“Transport Scotland would be seeking improvements to the access point that were in line with the increase in traffic movements from the proposals.

“In the case of the proposals, the anticipated traffic movements would be more than the 50 per week allowed for a direct access and therefore the use of that standard of access would not be acceptable.

“Transport Scotland would advise that where the standards cannot be achieved, then the applicant will require to apply for a departure from standard.”

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