Kings House Hotel, Glencoe

Published: 26th September 2017

Read our objection to an application to redevelop the Kings House Hotel in Glencoe (application approved by Highland Council 30/01/2018)

The Trust objected to a proposal for a major extension to the Kings House Hotel in Glencoe due to the potential impact on the surrounding National Scenic Area and the qualities of wildness of the nearby Wild Land Areas. We subsequently sent in supplementary comments, firstly expressing concern that six weeks after submitting the proposal the developer had submitted a Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment, after the application had been evaluated and commented on. We sought assurances that no further more documents would appear and confirmed that we maintained our objection after reviewing this new material. More recently, we confirmed our objection still stood following submission of a minor revision of the proposal.

Update 31 January 2018 Highland Councillors have granted permission for the application.

Update 7 December:- Supplementary objection by the Trust submitted to Highland Council (see downloads below).

Update 30 November:- We understand that demolition of the more recent extensions to the Kings House Hotel recently commenced, in accordance with the previously-approved 2016 planning application.  The 2017 planning application for redevelopment is still under consideration. A minor amendment has more recently been made to lower the roofline, which we are currently evaluating.