Lonan Drive hearing will take place on Wednesday June 26

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A public hearing will take place next Wednesday (June 26) in Oban to determine the future of a housing proposal for Lonan Drive.

The hearing will begin at 10am in the Argyllshire Gathering Halls after councillors have had a chance to visit the site.

TSL Contractors Limited plans to build 46 homes in Lonan Drive.

The proposal has been widely opposed by residents for a number of reasons, such as ruining green space, traffic congestion, impacting wildlife and protected plants, flooding, as well as the presence of Japanese knotweed.

Oban Community Council is among the 60 public objectors.

Speaking previously, Iain Lumsden, managing director of TSL Contractors, said: ‘Such opportunities to provide low cost affordable homes to sustain and support the Oban community, and in particular young families, in such a central location within the town are unfortunately rare.’

He added that the company would be happy to meet with the local community to present the proposals.