Planning application lodged for new Allander facility

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020

A planning application has been formally lodged for the new Allander Leisure Centre facility.Allander Leisure Centre - new facility artist impression

The Council is aiming to redevelop the Bearsden site to form a state-of-the-art sports and leisure centre, with additional plans to incorporate services for adults with learning disabilities.

Drop-in pre-application exhibition events were held at the Allander in November and December 2019.

The Allander project includes proposals for:

  • A larger swimming pool, games hall, gym, cafe and changing facilities
  • Improved football and tennis facilities
  • Services to support adults with a learning disability within the centre (re-provisioned from the Kelvinbank facility).

Engagement has taken place with Allander Champions Group, community councils, Allander users, residents' associations and local schools.

Work has been carried out with partners including East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust and East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Thomas Glen, the Council's Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, "I would encourage people with an interest in the Allander project to take the opportunity to have a look at the application details. If anyone wishes to make comments, these should be submitted directly to the Planning Service."

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* Image courtesy of Holmes Miller

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