Plans for 50 new affordable homes on show in Kirkintilloch

bieldLocal residents are being offered the chance to find out more about proposals to build around 50 affordable homes in Kirkintilloch at two public events.

Bield Housing and Care is working with East Dunbartonshire Council on proposals to build the housing on a site known locally as Cleddans Playing Fields or Tottie Park.

The area is presently used for open space and a 1970’s retirement housing complex but was allocated in the Local Development Plan for residential development earlier this year.

Features include a mix of social rented and shared equity flats and houses, as well as a proposed new Day Care building. Around 38 new retirement apartments would also be created to replace the existing complex owned by Bield Housing and Care at Whitehill Court.

Other highlights include new streets, public spaces and a play area while existing public footpaths would be maintained and improved.

Residents are now being invited to view the development plans at two public events:

  • 15pm – 6.45pm, Hillhead Community Centre on Wednesday, 27 September
  • 3pm – 8pm, Harestanes Primary School Huts on Tuesday, 03 October.
  • Councillor Jim Gibbons convener of the council’s place, neighbourhood & corporate assets committee, said: “This site forms part of the council’s affordable housing investment programme, which will deliver around 250 homes over the next three to four years in order to help meet a high local demand for affordable homes.

    “The exhibitions are an opportunity for local residents who are interested in finding out more about the proposed new housing development to go along and get all the information they need.

    “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, said: “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.”

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