A DEVELOPMENT of holiday lodges is being proposed for farmland near Loch Thom.
The proposal involves rough grassland sloping down to the compensation reservoir from Cornalees Farm in the countryside between Greenock and Inverkip.
Twelve single-storey lodges each with two to three bedrooms would be built.
They would be accessed via a new single track road with passing places from the adjacent public road.
The development would include a small building for administration and servicing of the lodges.
A design document submitted by architects Nicolson McShane on behalf of the farm owners explains: “Location is key to the proposal; it will contribute to and draw from nearby leisure activities including fishing, walking, birdwatching and simply relaxing in a beautiful spot.
“In addition, the unique topography of the site will allow spectacular views to Dunrod hill to the north whilst giving shelter from prevailing south westerly winds.”
The statement continues: “In drawing holidaymakers to Inverclyde and encouraging local people to holiday close to home, the proposal will provide a welcome long-term benefit to the local economy.”
The application is pending consideration by Inverclyde Council planners.
Planning consent was recently granted for the conversion of the farmhouse to two houses and the conversion of redundant barns, also into two houses.