Help protect local heritage

February 9, 2021

Help protect local heritage

People are being offered the chance to comment on planning protections for important areas of East Dunbartonshire.

Consultation is taking place on the Historic Environment Designations Review up until February 26.

The consultation is part of the process towards adopting a new Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) – which will guide the future use of land in East Dunbartonshire.

People are being given the opportunity to access – and comment on – reports covering Conservation Area Boundaries and Townscape Protection Areas, and Local Gardens and Designed Landscapes. There are also appraisals of existing Conservation Areas. The council is also engaging with Historic Environment Scotland, groups, community councils and firms. Online meetings have been taking place this month to help encourage engagement.

Online public meetings: Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Waterside (Tuesday, January 26, 5-6pm); Lennoxtown, Milton of Camspie, Torrance (Wednesday, January 27 from 7-8pm), Milngavie (Thuesday, January 28 (2-3pm). or call 0300 123 4510 (9am-5pm, Mon to Fri) for further information

Councillor Vaughan Moody, joint leader of the council, said: “East Dunbartonshire has a rich history, offering a wide variety of natural and built amenities for residents and visitors. It’s important the right protections are in place for the right areas.”

Co-leader Councillor Andrew Polson added: “Our goal is to ensure that – when adopted – the LDP2 is as well-informed as possible and the Historic Environment Designations Review is vital. We hope people, groups and businesses take the opportunity to have their say.”

Visit to get involved.

A representation form – available via the website – has been created for the consultation but emails and letters will also be accepted.

Article link: Milngavie Herald

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