New additions to the site
One of the Trust's objectives is to "To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the parish and its surrounding villages" and in this context we have been working with Frank Walker, Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Strathclyde University to tell the story of the houses in the Village.
Frank has created a database of all of the Victorian houses in the village that you can access here.
The database holds basic information about the history of each house such as Architect, Builder, name change etc. Frank has brought the most special of these houses to life via an audio and visual "Digital Tour" of the village.
You can take the tours here
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Kilmacolm Civic Trust will be held in the Cargill Centre, Kilmacolm, on Tuesday 18th April 2023 at 3.00pm.
The Executive Committee would very much appreciate your attendance. Any notices that members wish to be considered by the meeting should be in the hands of the Secretary by no later than Tuesday 11th April 2023.
BUSINESS MEETING (3.00pm – 4.00pm)
1. Welcome by the Chairman and apologies for absence.
2. Treasurer’s Report and Adoption of Accounts
3. Archivist’s Report
4. Chairman’s Report
5. Retiral of Members of the Executive Committee
6. Election of New Members of the Executive Committee
7. Election or Re-election of Office Bearers
Milton Woods under threat
Milton Woods and the Land Behind the Police Station is again under threat from a Major Housing Developer
Background - Via a very circuitous route we (the KCT) have become aware that Cala Homes (West) Ltd have again set their eyes on the land behind the Police Station as a Major Housing Development site and have started the initial process (required by Scottish Govt rules) of consultation with the Local Community prior to submitting a Formal Application to Inverclyde Council.
Their goal is to achieve Planning Permission for a Housing Development of 100 dwellings consisting of a mix of detached, semi-detached and flatted properties. Of these 25% will be classed as ‘Affordable’ to conform with Scottish Govt planning rules.
Read more here
The Inverclyde Local Development Plan 2021 (Proposed Plan and Draft Supplementary Guidance)
Please find attached a copy of our Formal objection letter to Inverclyde Council regarding the latest Inverclyde Local Development Plan (LDP). Your Executive Committee has studied the Proposed LDP long and hard since it was issued in mid-May and discussed a Draft Formal submission to the Council at a Zoom Meeting on 30th June 2021.
In our letter you will see that we strongly object to the release of Greenbelt land around Kilmacolm and Quarriers Villages.
It would help if you could make a personal Objection.
To do so you should submit your Representation by email to
You can also write to Planning Policy, Regeneration and Planning, Municipal Buildings, Clyde Square, Greenock, PA15 1LY. If you do submit comments to the Council please use your own words.
If you wish to read the Proposed Plan you can do so by studying it on-line at www.inverclyde.gov.uk/newldp or reading it in the Kilmacolm Library.
The document consists of many parts and many pages. We suggest that you look only at the Housing Land Technical Report; and the Proposed Site Assessment.
Scottish Reporter's decision on Carsemeadow
You will recall that we have been awaiting the decision of the Scottish Government Reporter on the Gladman Appeal to build on Carsemeadow at Quarriers Village. We were informed on 25th May that he had DISMISSED the Appeal.
The reasons that he deployed in refusing the Appeal are important and have implications for other attempts to develop in and around the Kilmacolm and Quarriers Village area.
Read the full details here