Residents to be consulted on plans for 90 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch



Residents are being asked for their views on proposals to build around 90 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at a public event.

East Dunbartonshire Council, along with development partner hub West Scotland, are proposing to develop the site of the former council headquarters at Tom Johnston House. The building has been demolished and it is hoped that affordable housing will be developed on the site.

In October 2018, the council’s place, neighbourhood and corporate assets committee agreed to engage hub West Scotland to provide design services and a building contractor to deliver the proposed project.

The proposal is to build around 90 affordable homes which would include social rented and shared equity flats and houses.

An exhibition has been arranged by the council’s housing team to provide the public with an opportunity to look at the proposals, find out more and give feedback.

It will take place on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 3pm to 7.30pm, in Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre, Woodhead Park, Kirkintilloch, G66 3DD.

In addition, the plans displayed at the exhibition will be available to view on the consultation pages of the council’s website.

If you wish to make comments on the proposal please email anna.gribben@eastdunbarton.gov.uk (link sends e-mail) or write to Housing Strategy and Development, William Patrick Library, West High Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1AD. Once a planning application is submitted, a further opportunity to make formal representations to the planning authority will be made available.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the council’s place, neighbourhood & corporate assets committee, said: “This proposed development is much-anticipated and will increase the stock of high quality affordable homes in the area.

“The exhibition will allow members of the public to have a more detailed look at the proposal and to give feedback. There will be experts on hand to answer questions and provide further details on the plans and drawings. For those unable to attend, the plans will also be made available online.”

The Council has previously partnered with hub West Scotland in the delivery of multiple projects including Holy Trinity Primary School and Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

Iain Marley, CEO of hub West Scotland, said: “The site offers great potential to create a high quality housing development and we will ensure that local communities and businesses derive maximum benefit from the investment. Hub West Scotland is delighted to partner with East Dunbartonshire Council to deliver this development.”



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