Further consultation to take place on proposed Kirkintilloch homes

A further consultation event is being held on the revised proposals for more than 50 new affordable homes in Kirkintilloch.

Locals are being welcomed to find out more about the plans and offer their opinions at the event.

East Dunbartonshire Council and Bield Housing and Care are proposing to develop an area of land known locally as Cleddans Playing Fields (or Tottie Park) into 53 new affordable homes. The development would include social rented and shared equity flats and houses, along with an additional 37 new retirement apartments and a daycare facility.

The public exhibition event on the proposals will take place on 22 August between 3.15pm and 7pm at Hillhead Community Centre, Meiklehill Road.

This is the second public event after a successful consultation was hosted in autumn 2017.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the council’s place, neighbourhood & corporate assets committee, said: “This is another opportunity for residents to find out more about the proposed new development and provide us with further feedback.

“We have listened to the feedback from the previous engagement process and introduced this exhibition to keep people up-dated as to how the proposals are progressing.

“There will be experts on hand to answer questions and provide further details on the plans and drawings that are being proposed. I hope people are able to attend and let us know their views.”

Caryn Innes, head of development at Bield Housing and Care, added: “This is a strategically important site for Bield and 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 and paper copies can be viewed at Kirkintilloch Community Hub following the exhibitions.

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