Residents invited to planning engagement events
This article was first published on: 6 January 2017
Events are being held this month to give you the opportunity to find out more about the council's future development plans for the area - including affordable housing, transport links and improving town centres.
A series of events are being held to give residents the opportunity to find out more about the council's future development plans for the area - including affordable housing, transport links and improving town centres.
Locals can drop into libraries across the area this month and speak to planners about East Renfrewshire's Main Issues Report (MIR), which will shape the area in the years ahead and help to ensure it is one of the best places to live, work, visit and raise a family.
East Renfrewshire Council listens to its residents and we are seeking the views of our community to help us achieve environmental, social and economic benefits for everyone who lives, works, visits and invests in the area. Please come along to one of our engagement events and find out more about the MIR and how you can help inform the future of your area.
- Councillor Tony Buchanan, Convener for Infrastructure and Growth
The MIR sets out a planning strategy and vision for East Renfrewshire and will help shape the future Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2).
However, LDP2 is about more than just growth and housing delivery. It will also focus on how to achieve environmental, social and economic benefits as well as making East Renfrewshire attractive, sustainable and successful.
Share your views
Covering the whole of East Renfrewshire, the Main Issues Report is about big ideas and challenges for future development and has the potential to affect every single home and business in the area. This consultation is the opportunity for residents to tell us what they think about the key challenges for future development within East Renfrewshire and options for the way they could be addressed. This includes where the new homes we will need should go, how we could meet the needs of a growing elderly population, what infrastructure we need, how we can support our town centres and how we can protect our environment.
Everyone who attends the MIR engagement sessions will be able to see displays and maps of the area and planning staff will be on hand to assist in explaining the MIR and answering any questions.
Residents can drop into their nearest library on these dates:
- Barrhead Library, 3-8pm, Thursday 12 January
- Clarkston Library, 3-8pm, Monday 16 January
- Neilston Library, 3-8pm, Tuesday 17 January
- Mearns Library, 3-8pm, Wednesday 18 January
- Busby Library, 3-8pm, Tuesday 24 January
- Eaglesham Library, 3-8pm, Wednesday 25 January
The consultation period for the Main Issues Report will run until Wednesday 8 February 2017. You can share your views online , by visiting your local library, send an email or call 0141 577 3001. Alternatively write to Council Offices, 2 Spiersbridge Way, Spiersbridge Business Park, Thornliebank, G46 8NG.