Cleddans Affordable Housing - public engagement event

Local Residents are being offered another chance to find out more about revised proposals to build 53 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.  
East Dunbartonshire Council, along with development partners Bield Housing and Care, are proposing to develop an area of land known locally as Cleddans Playing Fields or Tottie Park.
The site, to the east of Whitehill Avenue (Hillhead) and West of Loch Lea (Harestanes), is presently used for open space and a retirement housing complex but was allocated in the Local Development Plan for residential development in 2017. 
The proposal is to build 53 affordable homes on the site which would include social rented and shared equity flats and houses. Thirty-seven new retirement apartments would also be created to replace the existing complex owned by Bield Housing and Care at Whitehill Court. Additionally a day care facility would be developed on the site.
An engagement event took place in autumn 2017 to discuss the proposals. Taking on board feedback received from this event some changes have been made to the original proposals. These included elements of landscape design and some changes to the housing mix of the affordable housing properties, and the proposals for the day care facility have been progressed. 
A further public exhibition has been arranged by the Council’s Housing Team, to provide you with a further opportunity to look at proposals, find out more and give your feedback. The event details are: 
Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018 
Time: 3.15pm to 7pm 
Venue: Hillhead Community Centre, Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2JT
The plans displayed at the exhibition can be viewed at Kirkintilloch Community Hub following the exhibition.
If you wish to make comments on the proposal please email or write to Housing Strategy and Development, William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch G66 1AD. Please note that comments made at this stage are not formal representations to the planning authority. Once a planning application is submitted a further opportunity to make representations to the planning authority on any development proposals will be made available.