Report outlines Bishopbriggs public realm consultation results

Hundreds of people have had their say on potential improvements in Bishopbriggs.

Report outlines Bishopbriggs public realm consultation results

Joint council leaders Andrew Polson and Vaughan Moody in Bishopbriggs town centre

The Bishopbriggs Town Centre Public Realm Plan consultation ran over the summer, with 750 people responding - answering over 6,340 questions and providing more than 1,000 detailed comments.

Highlights included:

  • The road network was identified as a significant barrier to pedestrian movement within the town, with a need to improve opportunities for active travel
  • 84% thought it was important to create more public space in the town centre, while 78% were in favour of outdoor seating/spaces for cafés and restaurants
  • 75% wanted to see more ‘greenery’ (such as shrubs and trees).

An interim report has been produced by East Dunbartonshire Council’s design team along with a breakdown of consultation results.

The Bishopbriggs Public Realm Plan is a key part of the council’s £34.88 million City Deal Place and Growth Programme approved last year by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet.

Assessment of traffic flows will now take place - looking at the current network and what might be realistically achievable for the town.

The results of that - combined with analysis and consultation responses - will help the council develop a Draft Public Realm Plan for consultation next year.

Councillor Vaughan Moody, joint leader of the council, said: “Sincere thanks to all those who took the time to share their views and aspirations for the town centre. We’re delighted that so many are in support of the City Deal project to improve Bishopbriggs.”

Councillor Andrew Polson, joint leader of the council, added: “The information gathered has been invaluable and will help to steer the Public Realm Plan when the project moves into the next stage. Consultation will take place in 2022 - look out for details in the coming months.”

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