Planning permission granted for forest project

Bute Forest at Rhubodach.
Bute Forest at Rhubodach.

Bute Community Land Company has been awarded planning permission for the proposed developments in the forest.

The planning permission includes a new access from the road to Rhubodach, car parking, cafe, classroom, toilets, pathways, play area, and glamping accommodation.

There are certain conditions attached to the planning permission which will need to be satisfied before work could begin. These include an archaeological survey.

In a statement, BCLC said: “This is an essential step in realising our ambitions for the community-owned forest and allows us to put together a complete funding package for the developments.

“As part of this funding package we are considering the potential for issuing community shares in the project, an option which has been very successful in other communities, and we will be exploring this option over the next few weeks and months.”