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Sunday September 21, 2014
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PostHeaderIcon KILMACOLM School Plan To Be Decided In January


VILLAGERS will have to wait a bit longer to find out if a controversial multi-million pound school development can go ahead in Kilmacolm.

At their last meeting, Inverclyde Planning Board put off a decision on the St Columba’s School proposal which involves greenbelt land at Milton Wood. Councillors decided instead to visit the site and the existing school facilities.

It had been expected that the development would be considered at the board’s next meeting – on Wednesday 5 December – but the application is not on the agenda.

Board chairman Councillor David Wilson said there were two reasons: “It has been difficult to arrange a time for the site visit which suited the five council officers who are to attend but more importantly, we couldn’t get Greenock Town Hall for the planning board meeting.”

The board usually meet in the council chambers but, such has been the interest in the school plan, the meeting needs to be in a larger venue to accommodate members of the public.

The St Columba’s application is now expected to be discussed at the board meeting on 9 January. The site visit takes place on 6 December.

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