Inverclyde Now Logo BRIGHTER Future Approved For Cloch Lighthouse Buildings

24 September, 2020 | Local, Planning

RUNDOWN outbuildings at Cloch Lighthouse can be turned into a two-bedroom house, Inverclyde planners have agreed.

Also approved are a number of small extensions and alterations to one of the existing dwellings at the iconic location on Cloch Road, Gourock.

The additional home is described in application documents as being “ancillary guest accommodation” for the main house.

Some aspects of the original proposal, including a link extension and terrace, were removed following comments from Historic Environment Scotland.

Council planners felt the proposal would “respect the special character and amenity” of the building, managing the historic environment with “intelligence and understanding”.

A design document submitted to the council stated: “Benjamin Tindall Architects intend all new works to be in keeping with the existing buildings in terms of scale, style, detail and materials.

“Appropriate materials and detailing will be chosen, based on existing traditional examples. Materials will be sourced as locally and ecologically as possible. The use of reclaimed materials such as slate and stone will be given preference, and sustainable timbers specified for windows and doors.”

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