SEVENTY-FIVE homes are being proposed in the latest plan to build new properties in Kilmacolm.

But opposition is being voiced by local people who are opposed to Mactaggart & Mickel Homes getting permission to build west of Quarry Road.

Local councillor David Wilson says he is unable to comment on the plan because it would compromise his position as chair of the planning board, which will vote at some stage on the application.

But he confirmed that local residents had already told him they are not happy about the project.

Cllr Wilson said: “Representations have been made to me about the proposals, and they are all negative.”

The developers are consulting the public about their plans before submitting them to the council, but have not revealed the overall cost of the project.

Mactaggart & Mickel’s land manager, Liz Hamilton, said two ‘drop in’ events have been arranged for later this month at Kilmacolm Community Centre so that local people can find out more about the plans, and raise any questions.

She added: “Exhibition boards will show the proposed planning design, complemented by maps and artists’ impressions, to help residents build an accurate picture of the development.

“Representatives from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, plus planning and design consultants, will be on hand to explain matters in more detail, including plans for landscaping, access and transport.”

She added: “We welcome feedback from local people, and will take on board their views when finalising our plans. We hope to see a good turnout.”

The drop-in events will be from 1 to 5pm on November 15 and 5 to 9pm the following day.

A recent proposal by Gladman Developments to build 125 ‘affordable homes’ on greenbelt land elsewhere in the village is meeting strong opposition.

Around 600 people attended a public meeting called to protest against the plan to build houses on land running up to the loch at the Knapps and at nearby North Denniston.