Inverclyde Now Logo PLANNING Application Submitted For New Gourock Housing

10 June, 2020 | Local, Planning

INVERCLYDE Council planners are being asked to approve a new residential development in Gourock.

Titan Homes (Scotland) Ltd has applied for planning permission to demolish the McPherson Centre, a disused council property, and build 22 houses.

The semi-detached properties on land bounded by Tower Drive, Jacobs Drive and McPherson Drive would each have three bedrooms.

A design document submitted with the application states: “Ten properties are positioned to front on to Tower Drive with the remaining 12 sited around the new access road [off McPherson Drive] with, adequate garden space included to the front and rear of each property and areas of open space provided within the overall development.”

Titan Homes spokesperson, Frank Kelly said: “We are excited by the prospect of this development and believe this will create 22 highly-desirable houses to Gourock as well as supporting Inverclyde Council’s repopulation strategy.

“Titan Homes continues to utilise the Inverclyde economy where possible and have successfully appointed several local firms to support the delivery of the project, and we hope where possible we can use other local suppliers for required materials.

“Assuming our application is successful, we expect to be onsite by the end of 2020 should the Covid-19 pandemic cease, with the first houses ready for occupancy in winter 2021.”

Titan Homes has also confirmed the appointment of Gourock-based property firm Bowman Rebecchi to support with the marketing and sales of the development.

In a statement, Bowman Rebecchi directors Andrew Bowman and Marco Rebecchi, said: “Bowman Rebecchi is delighted to be appointed to support the marketing and sales of this development alongside Titan Homes and bring these to market.

“We have already received interest from several parties, and should planning approval be granted, expect to begin pre-sales later this autumn.”

“This promises to be a fantastic development that will further enhance the local housing stock and will secure some much-needed new housing for Gourock to meet the growing demand in Inverclyde.”

The proposal is now pending consideration by council officials.

The McPherson Centre is a former adult learning disability facility declared surplus by Inverclyde Council in 2018 and subsequently closed when services moved to the Fitzgerald Centre in Greenock.

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