Public exhibition for Whitecraigs plans

Artists impression of proposed development at Whitecraigs Bowling Club.
Artists impression of proposed development at Whitecraigs Bowling Club.

Following recent public concerns from householders in the vicinity of Whitecraigs over the development of the bowling club, McCarthy & Stone have announced a public consultation.

Residents of Whitecraigs are being invited to view plans to develop housing for older people.

The proposals include 28 one, two and three bedroom retirement apartments, built across two blocks on the site currently occupied by Whitecraigs Bowling Club. The development will also include associated parking and landscaped gardens.

As part of the proposals, McCarthy & Stone have given notice that they are looking to make a contribution of up to £100,000 to boost access to community sports facilities in the wider Eastwood area following the loss of the bowling club facility.

It has also been agreed by the members of the bowling club that a proportion of the sale price will be gifted to local community organisations, including youth sports programmes, however no details of the amounts involved have been released.

Artist’s impressions and architects drawings of the development will be available to view at a public exhibition being held in the Sandringham Suite of Parklands Country Club, Crookfur Park, Ayr Road, on Friday, February 19 from 2 to 7pm and on Saturday, February 20 from 10am to 1pm.

The proposed development will be built on the site of Whitecraigs’s Bowling Club, whose members have taken the decision to sell the land the club sits on, as declining membership has made the future of the club unsustainable.

However, as The Extra reported in our issue of February 4, allegations have been made that had the bowling club not closed their membership lists four years ago they would have been in a much healthier financial position.