Plans for kayak launch point at Bute’s north end

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking planning permission for a small camp site and kayak launch point at Buttock Point at the north end of Bute.
Argyll and Bute Council is seeking planning permission for a small camp site and kayak launch point at Buttock Point at the north end of Bute.

Argyll and Bute Council is seeking planning permission for the formation of a camping ground in Bute’s community forest at the north end of the island.

The application, for an area of 370 square metres near the island’s northern tip, Buttock Point, seeks to provide facilities for one of eight ‘launch points’ for an Argyll and Bute kayak trail stretching from Oban to Helensburgh.

The council has already been granted funding for the trail from the Coastal Communities Fund and the LEADER European funding programme, and it is understood that discussions are under way between the council and the Bute Community Land Company, which owns the land, for a ten-year lease of the ground.

The propsals would see the erection of two timber changing shelters and a composting toilet, on a site with room for a maximum of ten tents.

The kayak trail project received an award of £369,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund, generated from Crown Estate revenues, and a £150,000 LEADER grant in December 2012.

The plans can be viewed online by clicking here (and then on the Documents tab) - the deadline for public comments is Friday, August 16.