PLANS to install boundary fencing and a cat enclosure at a property on the Rosneath peninsula have been given the go-ahead by council chiefs.

Tim Coulton’s plans, which are partly retrospective, also include the installation of photovoltaic panels on the garage roof at the property at The Paddock in Cove.

Argyll and Bute Council planning officers received no representations from the public, expressing either support or objection, regarding the proposal for the property in South Ailey Road, near Craigrownie Castle.

An officer said in a handling report: “The proposed fencing is located to the western boundary of the existing property and runs from the northern boundary to approximately 4m south of the existing property.

"The fence will be a close-boarded timber fence at 1.85m high.

“A timber and wire cat enclosure is also proposed which will be sited within the rear garden ground and will have a footprint of 6x4m. The height of the enclosure will be 2.45m high.

“Lastly, it is proposed to install low profile PV panels to the south facing roof slope of the existing detached garage located to the east of the existing property. These panels will cover the majority of this roof slope.

“The proposed materials for the fence and cat enclosure are considered to be sustainable and complement the existing surrounding development and wider conservation area.

“The siting and scale of the proposed fence and cat enclosure are also considered to be in keeping with the surrounding development and the wider conservation area.

“The proposed PV panels are a sustainable source of energy and their location on a secondary roof slope being the detached garage roof are acceptable and again are in keeping with the existing surrounding development and wider conservation area.

"In addition, the proposal would cause no material privacy or amenity problems.”