​​​​​​​Your chance to have a say on town centres and green network guidance


Monday, 15 January, 2018

People are being invited to have a say on draft planning guidance to support local town centres and open space in East Dunbartonshire.

Draft Town Centre Strategies have been compiled for Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie - providing long-term visions and proposed actions.

Green Infrastructure and Green Network Supplementary Guidance has also been drafted - aimed at identifying and enhancing greenspaces.

The documents - which give further information and detail on policies set out in the adopted East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan (LDP) - were approved at a recent meeting of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee.

When adopted, the guidance will form part of the LDP and be used to determine planning applications.

People are being invited to read the documents and have a say between 15 January and 26 February 2018.

You can access the documents online and copies are available at Community Hubs and libraries. Drop-in sessions are also being held across East Dunbartonshire.

Thomas Glen, Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, said, "I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to view the guidance and provide feedback.

"The aim is that - after public consultation has been taken into consideration - these documents will be adopted by the Council alongside the LDP and will inform decisions on planning applications.

"The guides help applicants and the public understand the Council’s expectations and requirements for good quality new developments."

  • The Town Centre Strategies provide a long-term vision for Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and Milngavie - including a series of proposed actions for future improvements.
  • The Green Infrastructure and Green Network Guidance identifies open spaces and paths in and around the urban area, the functions of green infrastructure and how development should protect and enhance this resource.
  • You can access the documents and comment online by visiting www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/town-centre-strategies-and-green-infrastructure-network-guidance-consultation
  • The Green Infrastructure and Green Network Supplementary Guidance has links to the East Dunbartonshire Green Network Strategy. The consultation also provides an opportunity for the public to share initial views on landscape-scale green network projects near the Campsie Fells, Forth and Clyde Canal, Glazert Water, Mugdock Country Park and River Kelvin.

Drop-in sessions will also be held - providing an opportunity for questions, information and feedback:




Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome

15 January 2018


Tesco, Milngavie

16 January 2018


Asda, Bearsden

18 January 2018


Bishopbriggs Community Hub (Memorial Hall)

22 January 2018


Bearsden Community Hub

24 January 2018


Morrisons, Bishopbriggs

25 January 2018


Allander Leisure Centre

1 February 2018


Milngavie Library

5 February 2018


For Green Network and Green Infrastructure Supplementary Guidance only:

Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre

23 January 2018


Lennoxtown Community Hub

30 January 2018


Kirkintilloch Community Hub

31 January 2018


Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

6 February 2018


Alternatively, copies of the documents are available at Council Community Hubs and libraries.

Comments can be e-mailed to development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or posted to Land Planning Policy Team, East Dunbartonshire Council, Southbank House, 1 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XH.

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