Plans unveiled to build 70 room extension to Cameron House

Flames rip through the roof of Cameron House. Photograph: Daily Record

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Plans to build a major extension at Cameron House Hotel in Loch Lomond have been unveiled.

Proposals to add 70 bedrooms and a large ballroom facing the loch have been submitted to the Trossachs National Park Authority (TNPA) by Lichfields planning consultancy.

A design statement by architects 3D Reid in support of the application states that the extension plans had been in the pipeline prior to the tragic blaze in December 2017 which claimed the lives of guests Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson.

The hotel was given permission to carry out restoration work in January, more than a year after the fire.

The statement said that a few weeks before the fire, architects met with TNPA to discuss the development.

However, after the blaze, the focus was shifted towards reopening the hotel.

The statement also said that additional bedrooms were a result of high demand and will increase room nights by 40 per cent within three years.

It is also estimated that the new ballroom will allow for a 50 per cent increase in weddings at the venue within the same period.

A decision on the proposals is expected from the National Park Authority by Monday April 22.

The plans can be viewed at the National Park Authority’s online planning portal.