Plans in place to create a balcony at The View in Oban

The owners plan plan to take the front widows back to make space for a balcony

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A covered terrace could be constructed at The View in Oban if the proposal is given council approval.

A planning application has been submitted to renovate the former Skipinnish building and is under review.

Daniel MacIntyre, one of three directors, attended the Oban Community Council meeting on Monday night to ‘put a face to the application’.

He explained that they plan to take the front widows back to make space for a balcony.

He said the main hall, which has a capacity of 550, is too big as it is. Going forward, the local directors hope to divide it into around three sections, which could be used independently.

Daniel also mentioned installing a kitchen and said he would discuss getting a stair lift.

Speaking at the meeting, Daniel said: ‘Myself and my co-directors, we are all local boys. We have a local interest. If we can get the venue open more often, it is jobs for people – full-time career opportunities, so they can stay here and raise their families and support the wider community. It is too good a space in the heart of the town not to be utilised.’

The application to form a covered terrace at the George Street establishment has received support from BID4Oban and a director of Oban and Lorn Tourism Alliance.

It has received one objection from an immediate neighbour, who stated the development would adversely affect the nearby residents, due to increased noise and invasion of privacy.

The application was validated on October 4 and is set to expire on November 7.