East Renfrewshire Council hosts public consultation on future development plans

East Renfrewshire Council is hosting a public consultation so that locals can have a say on the future development plans for the region.

The plans cover a range of matters including transport links, managing housing demands and protecting and enhancing the built and natural environments.

All local groups, organisations and residents will have from Monday 21 October to Friday 13 December to have their say on the council’s Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) which sets out the authority’s land use planning strategy.

Covering the whole of East Renfrewshire, the Proposed LDP2 will act as a framework to guide the future development, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and regeneration of East Renfrewshire up to 2029 through a strategy that focuses upon enhancing our places and communities and continued protection of the Green Belt.

The plan concentrates on protecting green spaces, regenerating our urban areas, encouraging physical activity, contributing to healthy environments, creating vibrant town centres, and sets out the council’s policies to ensure all future developments in the area are environmentally focused.

Alan Lafferty, councillor and convener for the environment, said: “This is such an important consultation and I would encourage all our residents to participate. LDP2 is central to delivering our vision for East Renfrewshire to be one of Scotland’s finest and most vibrant areas. This really is such an important opportunity for residents to shape the area they live and work in so please take the time to complete this consultation.”

Council officers will also be at a number of ‘drop-in’ events where residents can find out more about the plan. Further details on these events will be made available during the consultation period.

The Proposed LDP2 and supporting documents can be viewed here.

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