The Cludgie Project is aiming to install facilities for motorhomes and campervans in the carpark area at Assynt Leisure Centre, Lochinver. Facilities will include waste disposal, grey-water disposal and freshwater top-up, and users will also be able to access facilities including wi-fi, showers, and tourist information services at the the leisure centre. Improvements to the carpark surface will also be included in project works.
Technicalities of the project works:
The planned works have become more complex than expected due to the need to divert existing roof rainwater from the leisure centre away from Scottish Water’s public foul sewer into the surface-water sewer. Motorhome grey-water for the project will then be allowed by Scottish Water to enter the foul sewer. Motorhome foul waste will have to be stored in a large tank on site, to be emptied as required and taken by road probably to the Ullapool sewage processing plant. We’ve recently been approved some additional funding which will help towards the costs of detailed design for these extra complications. Site meeting and topographical surveys have now occurred with the engineers appointed for this technical design.
It’s hoped that physical works will be completed before the end of December 2019.
The overall project is to be funded by:
Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, LEADER, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Highland Council Ward Discretionary Fund, and Assynt Development Trust’s own resources.