People are being given the chance to help shape the future of Bishopbriggs town centre as part of the Council's £34.88 million City Deal project - with initial consultation taking place between Monday 21 June and Sunday 15 August 2021.
The Bishopbriggs Public Realm Plan is a key part of the Place and Growth Programme approved last year by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet.
The Programme - in partnership with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Glasgow City Council - will see an integrated approach to improve infrastructure within East Dunbartonshire and the north of Glasgow, with three main elements:
- Bishopbriggs Town Centre Regeneration
- A Masterplan for Westerhill and delivery of Phase 5 of Bishopbriggs Relief Road (BRR5)
- Investment in improvements to the A803 Route Corridor
The first element progressing to public consultation is Bishopbriggs Town Centre Regeneration, with people and groups offered the chance to engage between Monday 21 June and Sunday 15 August 2021.
For people without online access, paper copies of the consultation are available at Bishopbriggs Library. Call the City Deal team on 0300 123 4510 to arrange.
All responses and feedback will help the Council to develop a Public Realm Plan for the town centre’s streets and spaces, which will then go out to further consultation later this year.
The aim is to enhance Bishopbriggs town centre for residents, businesses and visitors - increasing footfall, boosting the economy and making it easier to get around by active travel.
The new Public Realm Plan aims to meet the vision and several of the key objectives of 2018 Bishopbriggs Town Centre Strategy
Both the UK and Scottish Governments are providing the Glasgow City Region local authorities with £500 million each in grant funding for the Glasgow City Region City Deal.