WELCOME TO THE ONLINE CONSULTATION WEBSITE FOR HELENSBURGH GOLF CLUB

This website seeks to engage with and inform the local community regarding the long-anticipated development at Helensburgh Golf Club by Helensburgh Golf Club and Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd. These proposals will not only see the delivery of much needed affordable and family housing in Helensburgh, but will importantly create a newly modernised Helensburgh Golf Club with first class facilities to support the future of the game of golf at the heart of the growing local community. 

Our second online public consultation event took place on Friday 30 July 2021.  Public feedback is invaluable to us and it helps us to build communities that people are proud to live in, and we would like to thank those who were able to join the event. If you were unable to attend the online event, a recording is available below:

The proposals boards for this event are available in our downloadable presentation:

PAC Presentation boards

We have also produced an updated FAQ summary to answer all questions asked during the live session and through the feedback forms, which can be accessed via the link below.

Helensburgh Golf Club – FAQ

This website provides the local community with a unique opportunity to shape the proposals for this new neighbourhood in Helensburgh and to provide comments that will inform the design and subsequent planning application.

FIRST COMMUNITY CONSULTATION EVENT

Our first community consultation event took place from 2 – 4 pm on 26 February 2021. A recording of the event is now available to view below:

DIGITAL CONSULTATION

Helensburgh Golf Club and Taylor Wimpey are jointly committed to positive and pro-active local community engagement.

Due to ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 virus and social-distancing measures, the Scottish Government has issued guidance encouraging developers to use online or digital methods of engagement whilst public gatherings are prohibited.

In accordance with these pre-application consultation requirements we are undertaking two separate 2 hour long online events featuring a presentation followed by question and answer sessions. During these events members of the project team will be available to answer any questions and receive feedback regarding the development proposals.

The first of these took place between 2pm – 4pm on Friday 26 February 2021. The second session took place between 11am – 1pm on Friday 30 July 2021. Recordings of both events are available to view on this website.

For those that do not have online access hard copies of exhibition materials can be made available by contacting Montagu Evans on the details below.

THE PROPOSALS

Helensburgh Golf Club and Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd propose a residential development on an area of land occupied by the golf course and clubhouse, to the north of Machrie Drive and Kent Drive. Before this can take place however, a fundamental component of the proposals is the reconfiguration of the golf course to provide new holes, create new par 3 course and build a new clubhouse. These proposals are all in accordance with the allocation of the land for housing in the Argyll and Bute Local Development Plan.

The partnership between Helensburgh Golf Club and Taylor Wimpey seeks to create an impressive development of around 300 new homes, including 25% affordable homes, which will maximise the views over the Clyde Estuary. Dunbritton Housing Association are also an important part of the development team and will deliver affordable housing on the site.

As part of the overall development, a new clubhouse will be built and the existing clubhouse building will be demolished. This is a complex site to consider for development and surveys are going with regards to existing trees, ecology and any other considerations in conjunction with the pre-application process, to inform the design proposals prior to the submission of the planning application.

As well as an impressive mix of new homes, the golf course itself will be remodelled to create an attractive and accessible long and short course for golfers to enjoy. The popular walking and cycling route along Old Luss Road will be retained and upgraded to provide a sustainable link between the existing local community, the proposed development and the land to the north.

The redevelopment of Helensburgh Golf Course, in partnership with the golf club, presents an exciting opportunity to deliver around 300 new homes and infrastructure associated with a development of this scale. The proposed development aims to deliver:

  • An upgraded and modernised community golf facility that will be accessible and include a new short course, as well as a new clubhouse
  • A range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes from Taylor Wimpey’s Scottish house type range;
  • 25% affordable homes with housing for varying needs which will be available through Dunbritton Housing Association;
  • An equipped play area;
  • Pockets of green space to offer the potential for informal play; and
  • Enhanced cycling and pedestrian routes via Old Luss Road.

Further information on the proposals is available via the downloadable presentation above.

These images are artist’s impressions. Materials, specification and appearance may be subject to change.

TIMESCALES

8 January 2021 – Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) submitted to Argyll & Bute Council

26 February 2021 – Online public consultation event between 2pm – 4pm

30 July  2021 – further online public consultation between 11am – 1pm

August 2021 – detailed planning application to be submitted to Argyll & Bute Council

FEEDBACK AND CONTACT

We would welcome any comments and / or questions you may through the dedicated project email HGCDevelopment@montagu-evans.co.uk.

For those that do not have online access hard copies of exhibition materials can be made available by contacting Montagu Evans:

HGC Development
C/O Montagu Evans
302 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G3 8SD

It should be noted that comments made to the prospective applicant and their consultants are not representations to the planning authority. There will be an opportunity to make representations to Argyll & Bute Council when a formal application is submitted.