Keep Ganavan Green

Saving space at Ganavan

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Friends of Ganavan (FoG) continues its campaign to stop housing development on Ganavan’s ‘Green Space’ behind the Ganavan beaches – the area known as Potential Development Area PDA P4023. The FoG group is now over 3,500 strong. We want Argyll and Bute council to remove this PDA from the Local Plan 2 (LDP2) and protect this special place at Ganavan for now and future generations.

At Ganavan, there is so much to lose if housing takes over the green space.

The value for leisure and recreation is proven with the community using the space for a multiplicity of uses.

The biodiversity in an area used daily by the public is astonishing – black grouse, sea eagles, kestrels, otters, rare butterflies and moths… the list just keeps on growing and will continue to do so with the changing seasons.

Daniel Brooks is undertaking an ecological survey to demonstrate the importance of keeping this area green – not just for the people who use it but for the invaluable insect, plant, bird and animal life that make Ganavan their home and with which we are privileged to share. This comment below, from the thousands we have received from our survey, sums up why Ganavan should be protected: ‘Ganavan is an area of exceptional value – the beach for recreation for locals and holiday makers, geologists for the conglomerates etc, the remnants of the Atlantic woodlands, rare lichens etc, the wildlife, the history of the area from the Vikings to the war time, WOW!

‘Ganavan being protected and cared for would be the best and only thing to happen. Carbon capture, careful tree planting and continuation of Ganavan being the ‘lung of Oban’ – a tourist haven. Some walk areas through the trees and the beach to be enjoyed but NO MORE HOUSES in the area.

‘I have known this area for 60 years and it would be a travesty to develop Ganavan. It would be destroying a beautiful and unique part of Argyll and Scotland.’