PLANS for two new four-bedroom houses to be built next to Faslane naval base have been revealed, while details of a separate proposal for a new home on the edge of Helensburgh have also been published.

Land south of Oakview on Station Road, Shandon - which overlooks the A814 - has been earmarked for a pair of new properties, and a house and garage at Cherryhill Stables, next to Ardencaple livery yard north of Duchess Woods, are also under consideration.

According to an application for planning permission in principle, submitted to Argyll and Bute Council, the Shandon site is open grassland with trees and bushes on the east and west boundary, which will be maintained.

A design statement by Helensburgh-based agents Organic Architects said: “The proposed development is located within an open field which has been sub-divided to an approximate area of 0.28 hectares.

“The proposal is to sub-divide the plot into two plots and build a four-bedroom house on each plot with private driveways accessed directly off Station Road.”

The application states that the house designs will include “energy efficient build and building materials of high quality”.

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Meanwhile applicant James Scullion is bidding to build a detached home at the Cherryhill Stables site, which has operated as a small competition and livery yard since 2003.

Supporting information provided by agents Architecture and Design states: “The site is currently unmanned for a large part of each 24 hour period and this poses a significant security risk to the facility and livestock.

“The applicant has a breeding programme, and considers it essential to have a presence on site for the wellbeing of his horses, particularly during breeding, when mares cannot be left to foal alone.

“Cherryhill Stables appears to be the only commercial stables in the area without owner, management, security accommodation attached.

“The detached house has been designed to sit comfortably within a rural landscape.

“The design is traditional with finishes one would expect to find in the countryside. These include natural stone and white render walls and a slated roof.

“The house will face almost due south benefitting from maximum exposure to the sun path and views over the river.”

For more information on the Shandon plans search the reference code 21/01668/PPP at and for the Helensburgh plans search 21/01689/PP.