Your Council, your say
On these pages you will find information and updates on Inverclyde Council's current consultations and consultation which affect Inverclyde.
Latest Inverclyde Council consultations:
The British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 promotes the use of British Sign Language (BSL) in Scotland and requires the Council to develop a BSL Plan for the period 2018/24. The BSL National Plan 2017/23 was developed through extensive engagement with D/deaf and Deafblind BSL users and those who work with them; the National Plan is available to view by following the link to the Scottish Government’s website. https://beta.gov.scot/publications/british-sign-language-bsl-national-plan-2017-2023/.
The National Plan includes 70 actions that the Scottish Government will implement by 2020 to help it make progress towards its ambition of making Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work and visit. The Council’s Draft BSL Plan 2018/24 sets out improvement actions we will implement during the next five years. The improvement actions in our Plan are framed around the same long-term goals as the National Plan 2017/23.
A BSL version of the Council’s Draft BSL Plan 2018/24 can be viewed here via You Tube using the link in the External Links section. The introduction can be viewed by clicking on the link above.
A PDF version of the plan is also available on this page. Please click on the link Inverclyde Council British Sign Language Plan 2018-24 in the Documents section.
We would like you to tell us what you think of our Draft BSL Plan 2018/24.
Please come along to our consultation event:
- Tuesday, 7 August 2018
- 4 pm-7 pm
- The Beacon Arts Centre, Lindsay Wood Room, Greenock, PA15 1HJ
- BSL Interpreters and Electronic Note-takers will be present
- Refreshments will be provided.
You can also comment on the Plan by:
- sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- sending a BSL video to email@example.com
- writing to The Corporate Policy Team, Organisational Development, Policy and Communications Service, Inverclyde Council, Municipal Buildings, Greenock, PA15 1LY.
Your opinions will play an important part in shaping the Council’s BSL Plan 2018/24. The more people who provide feedback, the better the Plan will be and we can ensure that we take the views of local people into account.
The closing date for comments is Friday, 24 August 2018.
Please note that we are subject to the provisions of The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and therefore would have to consider any request made under the Act for information relating to written responses/records or oral representations made to us regarding the consultation on our Draft BSL Plan 2018/24.
 Whenever we refer to BSL users, we mean D/deaf and/or Deafblind people (those who receive the language in a tactile form due to sight loss) whose first or preferred language is BSL.
The overarching focus of community justice is to prevent and reduce further offending and to support people live positive lives in their local community. The consultation draft of the Inverclyde Community Justice Annual Report gives an outline of how the Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership are taking this forward and what has been achieved during its first year. It also includes several personal stories of the positive impact in people’s lives.
If you would like to comment on the Consultation Draft of the Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership Annual Report, please email these to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alternatively, please write to Community Justice, Inverclyde HSCP, Hector McNeil House, 7-8 Clyde Square, Greenock PA15 1NB
The closing date for this consultation is Monday 13th August 2018.
We are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and therefore would have to consider any request made under the Act for information relating to written responses/records or oral representations made to us relating to this consultation.
Further information about Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership is available by following the link on this page. A copy of the draft annual report can also be dowdloaded here.
A consultation was carried out on Inverclyde Council’s proposed Local Development Plan.
The document supports the three key priorities of the Inverclyde Local Outcome Improvement Plan – repopulation, reducing inequalities and environment, culture and heritage.
The proposed Local Development Plan identifies land for over 5000 new houses and over 20 hectares of land for new industrial and business development.
It also recognises historic and protected buildings and places – 248 listed buildings, 31 scheduled monuments and 57 local nature conservation sites – supports low carbon infrastructure and aims to reduce the risk of flooding.
The proposed Local Development Plan and associated documents can be viewed via the link on this page.
Printed copies are available in libraries and Inverclyde Council’s Customer Service Centre, Clyde Square, Greenock.
Unresolved objections will be considered at a Local Development Plan examination which will be led by an independent Scottish Government appointed reporter.
UPDATE: FINAL DOCUMENTS FROM THE CONSULTATION AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND DOWNLOAD.
Inverclyde Council carried out a consultation on a proposal to make minor alterations to school catchment areas.
The consultation is now closed.
On this page you will find six documents which include the final report and five appendices.
Stage one - closed on 28 February 2018, Stage two open until 5pm 28 March 2018
The council wants to hear the views of the community on proposals for community use of the site at Cove Road, Gourock (former McLean’s Yard).
Inverclyde Council previously consulted on proposals to sell the site at Cove Road, Gourock (former McLean’s Yard), and taking into account of the responses to that consultation, decided to retain the site in Council ownership and to explore possible community uses for the site.
The site is shown in the plan that can be downloaded from the documents section of this page.
Inverclyde Council launched a two stage consultation on community use proposals.
The first stage of this consultation closed on 28 February 2018, and invited groups or individuals to submit proposals of any community uses that they wish use this site for.
The community use proposals that have come forward are listed below, and in the second stage of this consultation the Council is seeking views and comment from the community on the community these proposals.
Anyone wishing to comment on the community use proposals listed below may do so by no later than 5pm on 28 March 2018 either by email to:
or in writing to
The Head of Legal and Property Services,
Inverclyde PA15 1LX.
Individuals or organisations submitting comments on proposals should include their name, address and contact details in their response, and be aware that such comments may be included in a public report to appropriate Council Committee on the matter.
The responses to both the stages of the consultation will be reported to a future meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee, and it is anticipated that will if possible be to the meeting on the 3 May 2018.
The council’s property assets team welcome any questions from or discussion with individuals or groups, be that on a specific proposal or on any other aspect of this consultation, and they can be contacted 01475 712102 or email@example.com
Community uses being considered.
Please note that the details provided below are expressions of the views and opinions of the groups in question and should not be read as an endorsement of those views or opinions by Inverclyde Council.
1. Gourock Churches and Schools Together (GCST)
This group proposes to lease the site from the Council and to develop a community garden on it. The idea behind their project is to incorporate the growth of plants and vegetables into the school curriculum, looking at sustainability, ecosystems the impact on the environment etc. They also intend encouraging use of the site by disadvantaged individuals/groups and there will be a spiritual area for quiet reflection. More detail and proposals will be available when at the design stage.
2. Cardwell Bay Association of Small Boat Owners
This group proposes to establish a community boat club where the community will feel encouraged to own and keep a boat locally, knowing they can: safely store their boat at any time of the year; launch their boat back into the water via the slipway across from the site; access the site to work on their boat if it is in need of any repairs during the year. To avoid noise causing nuisance to neighbours, yachts would be excluded from storage (as these have noisy rigging) and agreement would be reached as to times during which power tools could not be used. The group proposes to install a portacabin and toilet facility on the site, and (subject to necessary agreement with the Council being reached) undertake cleaning and maintenance of the slipway as part of the project. The group feel that the community would benefit as boats would no longer be stored on the road outside private residences.
3. Group proposing Maritime Educational Centre
This group proposes establishing a Maritime Educational Centre, in keeping with the previous use of the site as a boat building and repair yard. They propose to base the training to be provided, via a partnership with local schools, colleges/training providers and employers, on the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Boar Repair and Building Pathway. The group confirms it has had positive and supportive discussions both with local employers and a yachting association in relation to this project. Their proposal would (subject to necessary agreement with the Council being reached) utilise the adjacent slipway, and the group have indicated they may enter discussion with the owners of an adjacent jetty to seek to utilise this also. The group feels that their proposal has the benefit of allowing those with skills associated with boat building and repair, and who may be reaching retirement age, to pass on those skills to apprentices and young people wishing to learn them, and with those apprentices and young people leaving with a nationally recognised qualification.
Page last updated: 22 August 2018