A NEW amusement arcade, leaky roofs, the latest on Greenock Crematorium's new cremators and more features in this week's planning round-up.

Amusement Arcade in West Blackhall Street

West Blackhall Street could soon have its own amusement arcade if plans are approved by Inverclyde Council.

Proposals to sub divide a retail unit on the street into a first floor flat and a ground floor unit have been submitted to the council's planning board.

The application also seeks permission register a change of use for the property and form an 'amusement arcade', and also install a new shopfront.

The Tele understands that the site, which was formerly James Hendry Jewellers, is currently under offer pending the outcome of the planning and change of use applications.

Greenock Telegraph: James Hendry Jewellers, Greenock.

Plans submitted for new cremators at Greenock Crematorium

Proposals to replace the two cremators at Greenock Crematorium have been submitted to Inverclyde Council's planning board.

If approved, the plans would see the existing building extended to form a control room, and a blast chiller would be installed on the roof.

The blast chiller would also have fencing placed around it.

Greenock Telegraph: Crematorium Extension

Historic family farm seeks to expand

A historic family farm in Kilmacolm is seeking permission to develop a house on their land.

An application has been submitted to Inverclyde Council's planning board for a new dwellinghouse at High Branchal Farm.

The farm's current custodians have lived and worked on the land for five generations and in 2009 celebrated 100 years of breeding there.

Design documents included in the application state that the building is necessary to accommodate a family member and farm worker.

The proposed house will have an open plan living room/kitchen space, with utility and bathroom spaces as well as three bedrooms.

Greenock Telegraph: Image Credit: ATAstudio

Bowling club looks to fix leaky roof

A local bowling club is seeking permission to replace its clubhouse's leaking roof.

Gourock Bowling Club has submitted an application to repair the roof of its clubhouse at Barrhill Road and renew its tiling.

The new Spanish natural slate tiles will be weatherproof and long-lasting, and can come in a blue or blue-grey colour.

Greenock Telegraph: Gourock Bowling Club roof

Electric vehicle spots at McDonald's

McDonald's in Greenock is set to upgrade its car park with two new electric vehicle charging points.

Inverclyde Council officers have approved plans for the fast food restaurant to install two rapid charging stations at its premises on James Watt way.

The stations will be located on the Cappielow side of the car park, at the corner.