Have your say on how East Dunbartonshire should look

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Deciding what should be built and where in East Dunbartonshire is the challenge being taken on by council chiefs – but they need your help.

The next stage of the authority’s Local Development Plan involves consultation on the Main Issues Report.

The plan will set the guidelines for development in East Dunbartonshire – covering issues such as housing, commercial sites and greenbelt –until 2021 and will replace the current Local Plan 2.

Convener of development and regeneration, Councillor Alan Moir, wants as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation and have their say on the options for the future development of East Dunbartonshire.

He said: “The Main Issues Report is an engagement tool for the Local Development Plan which highlights the significant areas of change expected in the area and presents the options the council is considering.

“Everyone in East Dunbartonshire should take the opportunity to say how they feel the area should be developed in the coming years.”

The consultation will run until Monday, November 4, and everyone in the area, young and old, is invited to take part and have their say on the future of development issues in East Dunbartonshire – including housing, jobs, travel, town centres and the environment.

You can take part in the consultation in a number of ways – including going online at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/MIR

A series of workshops will be held throughout the area to debate the issues and a number of drop-in sessions organised.

Copies of the Main Issues Report are available at the council HQ at Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, at the council office in Broomhill and at all local libraries.

Councillor Moir said: “There are plenty of ways of getting involved in this consultation and we’d encourage everyone to consider how they want East Dunbartonshire to look in the future.”