The Local Plan

The Civic Trust was involved in considering this at each stage of its development and, in general terms, is happy with the outcome.

Inverclyde Council set out the basic structure of how it would approach this important task on their website. The response from the Trust, dated August 2010, to the initial Council document is as follows:

Inverclyde Development Plan: Kilmacolm in the future


Main Issues Report
Inverclyde Council has now set out what it views as the Main Issues relating to the new plan. An Information Leaflet setting this out in brief, as well as the full Main Issues report can be found by following the link below. Once the page opens go to the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. They are the first two items :

Main Issues Report


The Civic Trust responded to the Main Issues report in July 2011 :

Response to Main Issues Report, July 2011


Additional Development Sites have been suggested to the Council. The Report on these is open for consultation until 16th December. It can be downloaded, as a pdf file, from the following web page :

Post Main Issues Report : Additional Development Sites

The Civic Trust response to this consultation can be found through this link:

Response to Post MIR Additional Sites


Wind farms, wind turbines, domestic solar energy, domestic air conditioning units and domestic heat exchange pumps units. The Kilmacolm Civic Trust position paper and supplements are as follows:

Kilmacolm Civic Trust Position Paper: Wind farms etc December 2010

Kilmacolm Civic Trust Position Paper Supplement: Wind farms etc February 2011


New Local Plan
Copies of this are available for consultation at the Council buildings in Greenock and at all local libraries. For those who wish to download the plan and its background papers these are available at:

The March 2017 Main Issues Report and MIR Comments Form can now be downloaded from that page.

Our response to that was a lengthy one. For convenience it has been uploaded here in two parts