Residents are being offered another chance to find out more about revised proposals to build 61 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 61 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.
Engagement events took place in autumn 2017 and earlier this year to discuss the proposals. However, some changes have been made to the original site layout, including the provision of additional affordable housing units.
A further public exhibition has therefore been arranged by the Council’s Housing Team, to provide you with an opportunity to look at the proposals, find out more and give your feedback. The event details are:
Date: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Venue: Hillhead Community Centre, Meiklehill Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2JT
Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Council’s Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "This is yet another opportunity for residents to find out more about the proposed new development and provide us with further feedback.
"There have been some changes made to the original site layout since the last public engagement event, including the provision of eight additional affordable housing units. This exhibition is to help keep people updated as to how the proposals are progressing and there will be experts on hand to answer questions and provide further details on the plans and drawings.
"Even if you attended the earlier events, I'd encourage you to come along and let us know your views."
Caryn Innes, Head of Development at Bield Housing and Care, said, “Our partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council enables a joint approach to successfully deliver much needed affordable homes in this area and the reprovision of our existing retirement complex, which is no longer fit for purpose.
“The proposed new retirement apartments will suit the needs of our existing tenants and our future tenants.”
The plans displayed at the exhibition will be available on the consultation pages of the Council’s website (www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk) and paper copies can be viewed at Kirkintilloch Community Hub following the exhibitions.
If you wish to make comments on the proposal please email email@example.com or write to Housing Strategy and Development, William Patrick Library, West High Street, 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 will be made available.