Time running out to get involved in consultation


Friday, 9 February, 2018

Time is running out to have a say on draft planning guidance to support local town centres, air quality 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 give further information and detail on policies set out in the adopted East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan (LDP).

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 by 26 February 2018.

You can access the documents online and copies are available at Community Hubs and libraries.

Drop-in sessions have been held across East Dunbartonshire - with a further three added due to demand:

  • Bearsden Community Hub - Monday 19 February, 4pm-6pm
  • Bishopbriggs Memorial Hall (Library) - Tuesday 20 February, 4pm-6pm
  • Milngavie Town Hall (Lesser Hall) - Wednesday 21 February, 4pm-6pm

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 guidance helps 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

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. 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.

Meanwhile, time is also running out for residents and businesses to air their views on a new plan to tackle pollution in Bearsden.

East Dunbartonshire Council is looking for your comments on its draft Bearsden Air Quality Action Plan.

To read the plan in full, visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/consultations/draft-bearsden-air-quality-action-plan-consultation

You can e-mail comments to environmental.health@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

The consultation ends on 23 February 2018.

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