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Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority Consultative Forum
19 Feb 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00
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Committee Members

Councillor Audrey Doig (Renfrewshire Council); Councillors Innes Nelson and David Wilson (Inverclyde Council); vacant position (North Ayrshire Council); Ross Anderson (Scottish Rural Property and Business Association); Gordon Smith (Visit Scotland); Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland); Geoff Brown (Bell Ingram Limited); Donald Cochrane (Scottish National Farmers Union); Sandra Lyon (The Conservation Volunteers); Lord Glasgow (Kelburn Country Centre); Kerry MacKendrick (Lochwinnoch Community Council); Hilary Graham (Ramblers Association):  (Sustrans); Barry Fleeting and Graeme Randall (Sport Scotland); Andrew McLeman (Gryffe Valley Rotary Club); Andrew McWilliam (Parkdean Holidays); Helen Blackwell (Inverkip & Wemyss Bay Community Council); Sybil Simpson and Nigel Willis (both Save Your Regional Park); Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart (Ardgowan Estates); Roger Hissett  (Scottish Wildlife Trust – Ayrshire Branch); Steve Banks (Angling Interests) and (Scottish Water); Rita Holmes (Fairlie Community Council) and Ian Dippie (both Save the Gretas and Largs Community Council).

Councillor Innes Nelson (Chair):   Councillor Audrey Doig (Vice Chair)

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Apologies from members.

Councillor David Wilson (Inverclyde Council) and Tabby Lamont (RSPB Scotland).


Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.

There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the meeting.


1 Minute
Minute of meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 11 December 2020.

There was submitted the Minute of the meeting of the Consultative Forum held on 11 December 2020.

Some members of the Forum expressed concern as to the lack of detail in the Minute.

DECIDED: That the Minute be approved.


Forum members discussed the following discussion points submitted in relation to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park:

(i) what alternative governance funding and scrutiny arrangements would be in place to protect the park; (ii) how did the Park management intend to co-operate for re-wilding of the upland area of the Regional Park in the Renfrew Heights; (iii) what information and decision, if any, did the Park management and Renfrewshire Council have about the current proposal concerning the decommissioning of the flood control weir at the bottom end of Castle Semple Loch at Howood; (iv) what information and decisions had the Management Board and Renfrewshire Council have about Castle Semple Loch, the Park Boundary and flooding in Lochwinnoch as a result of the Scottish Government Appeals Directorate Reporters review of the Renfrewshire Council Local Development Plan 2019; and (v) what information and decisions had the Management Board and Renfrewshire Council have about the proposal by Kilbirnie and North Ayrshire Council to develop Kilbirnie Loch as a recreational Water Sports facility as a rival to Castle Semple. 

The Lead Officer responded to these questions and provided members with the information requested.

DECIDED: That the information provided and the discussion points be noted.
Members were advised that plans for the establishment of this group were continuing and that those involved were in discussion with both the Bank of Scotland and the Royal Bank of Scotland and that public meetings would be held as soon as allowed.

DECIDED: That the update be noted.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.


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