Have your say on area’s future

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on the development of East Dunbartonshire and the wider Glasgow metropolitan area over the next 20 years.

A public consultation on the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan is currently underway and will run until August 25.

The plan sets out land-use policy and guidance for the long-term planning of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area, which covers eight different council areas. It also provides the basis for the co-ordination of major decisions on land use, the environment and transport and sets out effective land supply for uses such as housing and industry.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of East Dunbartonshire Council’s development and infrastructure committee, said: “Decisions made by East Dunbartonshire Council, through the Local Plan or planning applications, must be made in line with the policies contained within the Strategic Development Plan so it is important that people make their voices heard. I encourage residents to put forward their comments on how they’d like to see the plan shape up.”

Copies of the plan and comment response forms are available in libraries and from the council’s development and enterprise offices, 2nd floor, William Patrick Library, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1AD. Further details, including the proposed plan and response forms are on the council’s website - www.eastdunbarton.gov/planning.

Councils involved are East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.