PLANS for new play equipment and a multi-use games area (MUGA) in Rosneath have been revealed.

An application has been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council for the formation of a MUGA, associated fencing and lighting, and installation of play equipment at Howie Park.

The development site, next to the pavilion off Clachan Road, will include a toddler's playhouse, slide, and a games pitch which can be used for football and basketball.

Helensburgh Advertiser: A multi-use games area could be created at Howie Park in RosneathA multi-use games area could be created at Howie Park in Rosneath

The proposals, lodged by applicant Allsports CM Ltd, come more than two years after the idea for “community driven enhancements” at the park was first mooted by the local authority.

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In June 2019 the Advertiser revealed that Argyll and Bute Council was set to benefit from almost £1.2 million in financial support from the Scottish Government’s Town Centres Fund, with £90,000 earmarked for Howie Park improvements.

A further £85,000 was allocated from the fund to work on pedestrian access improvements at Helensburgh pier, while £35,000 was set aside for “additional community and events resource” at the town's Hermitage Park.

An update earlier this year said that the procurement process for the multi-use games area at Howie Park was on track to be complete by March 31.

The plans are currently awaiting decision; for more information search the reference code 21/01778/PP here.