Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday 02/02/22, 10am at Balloch House Hotel


1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.

3. Matters Arising

4. Lomond Banks (destruction of Woodland) concern raised by resident.

5. Water Safety Policy/Lido on Loch Lomond

6. Parking on pavement on Balloch Rd

7. Review of Scheme of Establishment.

8. Treasurer's Report

9. Correspondence

10. AOCB

Balloch & Haldane Community Council Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday 6 April 2022, 10am at Balloch Hotel 

1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of previous meeting.

3. Matters Arising.

4. Presentation - James Baird, Sam McMillan, Vale of Leven Wind Farm.

5. Meeting with Greenspace re Station Square refurbishment.

6. Stoneymollan Roundabout.

7. Treasurer's Report.

Minutes of Balloch and Haldane Community Council Meeting

held on Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 10am in the Balloch House Hotel


Alister B and D Ross

Murdoch welcomed all to the meeting.

David Ross coopted on to BHCC unanimously.

Minutes approved Jim B, seconded DK.

Matters Arising:

BHCC will not make comment on Lomond Woods proposed development until planning application  submitted in April.

BHCC to write to LLTNP nearer the time to request sight of Lomond Woods plans.

Speeding on Drymen Rd/ Luss Rd, Police will assess if these roads are suitable for speed cameras.

Proposal made to write to all residents of Drymen Rd and Balloch Rd to find out if they feel speeding is an issue and if they want any action taken, e.g. 20mph speed limit.

WDC carried out a survey of children crossing road from Lawrence Dr onto Drymen Rd, did not meet the criteria for a School crossing patroller.

Item 4. Document to be resubmitted to LLTNP Planning Dept when Lomond Woods planning application submitted.

Update from Councillor Sally Page:

Water Safety Policy/ Lido to be discussed at full Council meeting on 9/2/22, cost estimated for Water Safety Policy to be drawn up is £30,000.

Balloch Park Woodland Management Plan, proposal will be made at Council meeting to try and get funding to have plan updated.

LLTNP have funding of up to £3000 for tree planting. Sally and David K to look into applying for funding if a suitable site can be found. Environment Trust will plant trees.

Item 6. Write to WDC Roads Dept to see if something can be put in place to prevent cars parking on the pavement outside Corries and Blue Lagoon. D.K to provide photographic evidence.

Keep Left sign on Carrochan Rd has been knocked over. Write to Roads Dept

Item 7. DK suggested all CC’s have some form of I.D, he will feedback to SCDC.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Balance £2147.20, no grants claimed in last two years.

Reduction of opening hours at Balloch Train Station ticket office, online survey to be completed to raise concerns.

Maid of the Loch:

Plan to apply for funding to rebuild Balloch Pier Train Station building and reinstate rail line, heritage project. Have had offer of two train carriages which could be used as Airbnb, restaurant or shop.


Issue raised concerning traffic accessing car park at the Lennox Hall from Jamestown direction, they are blocking the road as they wait to make right turn into car park. Write to Roads Dept for a solution.

  • DONM 2 March 2022, Balloch House Hotel at 10am

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting on Wednesday 2/3/22, 10am

at Balloch House Hotel


1. Welcome by Chairman – Sederunt and Apologies

2. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Matters Arising

4. Planning application for relocation of Lomond Rescue Boat

5. Appearance of Balloch Village Square/ Greenspace

6. Treasurer’s Report

7. Secretary’s Report

8. AOB

Balloch & Haldane Community Council

Minutes of 2 March 2022 Meeting held at

Balloch House Hotel



Community Councillors: Murdoch Cameron, MBE (Chair), Alan Gardner,

Gillian Clark, (Secretary), Jim Biddulph, D Ross. I Gurr,MBE,  D Keown


A Boutell, A McAulay

Murdoch welcomed everyone to the meeting and D Ross to his first meeting as a CC.

Proposal made that all CC’s in Forum with 20 years’ service should receive recognition from WDC. S Page will raise a motion at the next Council meeting.

Previous Minutes approved I.G, seconded J.B.

S Page and D Keown will meet up next week to look for suitable sites for tree planting to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

- Secretary to write to WDC Greenspace to have Stoneymollan Rd cleared of Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam etc.

- Secretary to write to LLTNP to find out what is happening with Stoneymollan Roundabout, with a view to BHCC proposing a plan in consultation with the public.

No objection to Sweeney’s planning application.

Lomond Rescue Boat’s plan to relocate to Drumkinnon Bay, ongoing issue with ownership of the land they want. They will work from the Maid of the Loch pier this year again, May to October.

- Secretary to write to Loch Lomond Rescue Boat to offer support of their application.

S Page and G Clark to meet up with WDC Greenspace Manager to discuss tidy up of Station and Village Squares.

Concerns raised about slow/nonresponse from some WDC Departments.

Treasurers Report:

  • Balance £2121.70.

Agreed we will apply for a grant this year.

S Page reported on meeting held on 28/2/22 to set up group to take forward refurbishment of Balloch Park.

Issue raised about flooding on newly refurbished Lomond Bridge. S Page will raise this with Roads Dept, is there a warranty on the works completed?

  • DONM 6/4/22, 10am at Balloch House Hotel.

Balloch and Haldane Community Council 

Minutes of Meeting held on 6/4/22, 10am at Balloch House Hotel



Present -

Murdoch Cameron (Chair),

Gillian Clark (Secretary),

Jan Shields, David Ross,

Ian Gurr,

Jim Biddulph,

Alan Gardner,

David Keown,

Andy McAulay,

James Baird and Sam McMillan, Vale of Leven Wind Farm.


Alan Sorrell and Alistair Boutell.

March minutes approved by I.G, and seconded by D.R.

Presentation given James Baird and Sam McMillan of Vale of Leven Wind Farm about proposed development.

- Update on Greenspace meeting, 4/3/22, Councillor S Page, I Bain, Greenspace Manager and G Clark, CC, Station square to be refurbished, railings to be painted, signpost painted and directions corrected, notice board to be moved further back, seating to be installed and recycling bins to be relocated.

- Stoneymollan Roundabout, a landscaping design has been agreed between Amey and Transport Scotland, next stage is to go out to the community for consultation with local stakeholders.

Treasurer's Report

  • Balance £2069.70

Agreed we will apply to WDC for a grant.

Chairman conveyed our congratulations to D Keown for his work with the local Foodbank, Food for Thought.

Date of Next Meeting

  • 4 May 2022 at 10am Balloch House Hotel

Balloch and Haldane Community Council Agenda for Meeting at 10am on Wednesday 4 May 2022 at the Balloch House 


1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies

2. Minutes of previous meeting

3. Matters Arising

4. Scottish Enterprise land/ lack of maintenance - S Page

5. Request for Scoping Opinion on Vale of Leven Wind Farm

6. Treasurer's Report

7. Correspondence

8. A.O.C.B

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

AMG Agenda 01/06/22

Balloch House Hotel

1. Chairman's Welcome

2. Sederunt and Apologies

3. Previous minutes

4. Chairman's Report

5. Treasurer's Report

6. Secretary's Report

7. Election of Office Bearers

Balloch and Haldane Community Council
Minutes of meeting held on Wednesday 4/5/22 at 10am in The Balloch House Hotel


Present -

Murdoch Cameron MBE (Chair),

Gillian Clark (Secretary),

Alan Gardner,

Andy McAulay,

David Ross,

Jim Biddulph,

Jan Shields,

David Keown,

Fiona Robertson,

Lomond Banks


Alan Sorrell,

Ian Gurr MBE,

Sally Page

Minutes approved by JS, seconded by A McA

Fiona Robertson, Lomond Banks gave a presentation on plans.

Management plan will be put in place for Drumkinnon Woods, there will be no development there. Planning application in principle will be submitted to LLTNP shortly for full site, if approved multiple planning applications will be submitted thereafter.

Concerns raised:

- What will be the impact of proposed development on sewerage system, Fiona will get back to us with Water and Sewerage Policy.

- Will land be suitable to take construction of monorail foundations, Fiona will get back to us.

Plans will be sent to BHCC when finalized.

Report read out from Councillor Page:

She has been in discussion with Scottish Enterprise about the state of the Station Square car park and West Riverside, a new contractor has been put in place and litter picks have been increased.

They have no plans to provide facilities for Campervans and would like to install a barrier to prevent the accessing car park, BHCC were not happy about the idea of a barrier.

She has also spoken to SE about the transfer of land from SE to LLTNP, the area that the Rescue Boat would like to build a boat shed on, she was told that it is in the hands of LLTNP. BHCC fully in support of getting things moving.

A group has been formed to take forward the Balloch Country Park Management Plan (2014) which hopes to involve WDC, LLTNP and Glasgow City Council. A public consultation is planned during the summer months.

Treasurer's Report

  • Balance 2047.01.

Treasurer will apply for new grant.

DK attended line throwing training course at Drumkinnon Bay recently, it was suggested he gets a life preserving jacket, BHCC agreed to fund, DK will go ahead and order one.

Date of Next Meeting

  • 01/06/22 Balloch House Hotel

Balloch and Haldane Community Council

Agenda for Meeting at 10am on 1 June 2022 at Balloch House Hotel 

1. Welcome by Chairman - Sederunt and Apologies.

2. Minutes of Previous meeting

3. Matters Arising

4. Planning in Principle Application from Lomond Banks

5. Note of thanks to Ex Councillor Page

6. Treasurer's Report

7. Secretary's Report/ Correspondence

8. A.O.C.B



AGM 1/6/22


  • Apologies David Ross, Andy McAulay, Alastair Boutell, Hazel Sorrell.
  • Previous AGM minutes approved by I.G and seconded by A.G.
  • Murdoch thanked everyone for their attendance and hard work.
  • Treasurer’s Report presented.
  • CC will recommence claiming expenses in September. Treasurer will write to WDC to clarify what can be claimed.
  • Accounts audited, approved by I.G and seconded by J.S
  • Status quo proposed for Office bearers by I.G, seconded by D.K
  • Proposal made to change meetings to evenings, book for September



PRESENT: Murdoch Cameron MBE, Ian Gurr MBE, Alan Gardner, Jim Biddulph, David Keown, Gillian Clark, David Ross and 2 members of public.

APOLOGIES: Hazel Sorrell, Andy McAulay, Alastair Boutell.

Murdoch welcomed all to the meeting

This was the final meeting of the current CC, closing date for new CC nominations is 22/9/22, new CC will have to hold a meeting within 21 days of election.

Murdoch thanked everyone for all their hard work and loyalty over the years.

Minutes approved I.G, seconded D.K.

Outstanding from previous minutes, issue with state of forecourt at BP Garage, Jamestown. Secretary explained thar she did not feel comfortable contacting the business but will now email them to ask if they have any plans to deal with this issue.

Survey results: 3,000 Leaflets were distributed by The Community Advertiser to every household in our area, to gather opinions on the Lomond Banks Development, results as follows

  • Paper copies returned    216
  • Completed online            194    Total  410
  • 103 For,  305 Against.  2 Void
  • 25% For,   74% Against,    1%  Void.

J.B raised a Motion, seconded by G.C, that BHCC neither support nor oppose the Development, 5 voted against the Motion, 2 For.

M.C raised an Amendment, seconded by I.G, that we vote to support the Development, Amendment passed.

Treasurer’s Report approx. £3200 to be transferred to new CC.