Local Development Plan 2 - Early Engagement

East Dunbartonshire Council is about to start working on a new Local Development Plan (LDP2) for the area. The LDP is a land use plan and guides the future use of land in East Dunbartonshire by indicating where new development should be directed to. It also sets out those areas that should be protected from development.

Tell us your views

The first step in this process is to make as many people as possible aware of the LDP2 process and to find out what the key priorities should be.  Anyone can take part in this process and we will be inviting comments between 3 December 2018 and 11 February 2019. You can get involved in any of the following easy ways:

  • Completing a questionnaire
  • Completing a call-for-sites form  
  • Undertaking the place standard tool
  • Attending one of our drop-in sessions
  • Attending a workshop

Questionnaire, Place Standard tool and Call for Sites

In particular we want to hear from local communities on what they think are the most important planning issues in their area, and how LDP2 could address any of these. This could include things like the need for new housing, town centre regeneration, transport infrastructure, employment land or environmental concerns. We have created a short questionnaire, which allows people to tell us their views and includes the option to provide more detail if you wish.

We will also be using the ‘Place Standard’ tool to find out what people think of their local community areas. This allows people to rate different aspects of their community and is an opportunity to explain what the strengths and weaknesses are, so we can identify potential improvements.

Another key aspect of the early engagement is to invite suggestions for potential development sites. This is known as a ‘call-for-sites’ exercise and is open to anyone including developers, landowners and local residents or community groups. The purpose of this is to help the Council identify the most appropriate sites for new development (of any type e.g. housing, business units, retail, community facilities) and to establish any opportunities or constraints for each site. We have created a separate form for this aspect of the engagement process.  If you would like to complete an online form this must be done in one sitting, so please read the Call for Sites Form (Notes and Hard Copy Version) to provide guidance on the information that you need before completing the online form.

Please note that for those without internet access, copies of the questionnaire, Place Standard and call for sites form are available at Council Community Hubs and libraries and can be posted/hand delivered to Land Planning Policy Team, East Dunbartonshire Council, Southbank House, Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XH or handed in at an early engagement session.

Early engagement sessions

A series of workshops and drop-in sessions have been organised throughout the engagement period, giving interested parties the chance to discuss relevant issues with each other and with planning officers. The following tables set out the date and times for all engagement events. You can just turn up to any of our drop-in sessions, but if you would like to attend any of our workshops, please email development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk to register.

Location

Date & Time

Drop In

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 3pm to 7pm

Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome

Thursday 6 December 2018, 3pm to 7pm

Caldwell Hall, Torrance

Thursday 13 December 2018, 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Fraser Centre, Milngavie

Monday 17 December 2018, 3pm to  7pm

Lennoxtown Community Hub

Monday 7 January 2019,  3pm to 7pm

Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 12 noon to 3pm

Bearsden Community Hub

Monday 21 January 2019, 3pm to 7pm

 

Workshop (please register)

Bearsden Community Hub

Monday 10 December 2018, 6pm to 8pm

Milton of Campsie Village Hall

Wednesday 19 December 2018, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Bishopbriggs Memorial Hall

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Milngavie Town Hall

Thursday 17 January 2019, 6pm to 8pm

Lenzie Union Church Hall

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 6pm to 8pm