Inverclyde Now Logo EMPTY Greenock Building Can Be Turned Into Scout Hall

22 September, 2020 | Local, Planning

A SCOUT group has been given permission to convert a disused residential care building in Greenock into its new base.

The 32nd Greenock and District Group’s application to change the use of premises in Bank Street has been approved by Inverclyde Council planning officials.

The group has indicated that the building would be used three nights per week (6 to 9.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday) and at weekends between 10am and 4pm.

An administration element may also take place during office hours, Monday to Friday.

No indication of whether there will be any internal alterations has been given although these would not require planning permission.

Planning officials stated: “The proposed use is not considered to be incompatible with the surrounding urban area and would not result in significant disturbance that would adversely impact on nearby residential properties.”

The building was formerly Caladh House, a residential unit for adults with learning disabilities.

The Scout group has a hall in nearby Mearns Street and has used local schools for its meetings.

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