Have your say on the future of East Ren

East Renfrewshire Council HQ.
East Renfrewshire Council HQ.

Council chiefs are looking for your views on everything from affordable housing and transport links, to improving town centres.

A public consultation on future development plans in East Renfrewshire was launched recently and will run for 10 weeks.

It will give residents and other interest groups the opportunity to voice their views on the council’s Main Issues Report (MIR), which will be used to shape the future Proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2).

Key issues that are being considered include where urgently-needed new homes should be built, how we could meet the needs of a growing elderly population, what infrastructure we need, how we can support our town centres and how we can protect our environment.

The current Local Development Plan (LDP1) - which delivered new housing, a new school, and new leisure facilities - was adopted in June 2015, and this the version will take effect in 2019.

Councillor Tony Buchanan, Convener for Infrastructure and Growth, explained: “East Renfrewshire Council is a council which listens to its residents and we are seeking the views of our community to help us achieve environmental, social and economic benefits for everyone who lives, works, visits and invests in the area.

“What you tell us now will help us develop and shape the best strategy and mix of development sites and will inform the proposed Plan.”

Share your views online at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/ldp2, at your library, at Citizen Space on the council web site, on email at ldp@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or on 0141 577 3001. You can also write to the council at 2 Spiersbridge Way, Spiersbridge Business Park, Thornliebank, G46 8NG.