The Council is progressing with plans to develop the currently inaccessible and contaminated former St Eunan’s Primary School site in Clydebank. Following public consultation events in 2016 a contractor (Robertson Construction Group) has recently been appointed to cap the existing contamination and transform the site into an attractive and exciting new Community Green Space.
What is proposed?
The project will deliver new biodiversity areas, raised bed allotments, recreational areas for children, outdoor exercise equipment, outdoor education areas and interpretation about the heritage of Clydebank. In addition open pathways will be created through the site, providing accessible connections for pedestrians and cyclists between the town centre to the south and residential areas to the north of the site. This new Community Green Space will improve opportunities for contact with nature and for physical activity for local children and adults. Having good quality green infrastructure near where we live and work will improve our physical and mental health and well-being. Further details are available to download below.
Public Consultation Event
Local residents and the surrounding community are invited to attend a drop-in consultation event to view and comment on the proposals before the contractor submits a Planning Application. The event will take place on Monday 27 November 2017 at the new St Eunan’s Primary School, Gilmour Street, Clydebank G81 2BW, between 4.00pm and 7.30pm. Council Officers, Consultants and the Contractor will be in attendance to answer any questions that the local residents and community members may have.
Proposed plans will be available to view on this website from Monday 27 November 2017. If you are unable to attend the consultation, you will be able to view the proposed plans and send your feedback by email to email@example.com or by post to Regeneration Team, Economic Development, Council Offices, Bridge Street, Dumbarton G82 1NT. Please provide the feedback by Thursday 7 December 2017.
The project is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) who awarded up to £620,000 from its Green Infrastructure Fund to help transform the site of the former St Eunan’s Primary School into a community green space area. West Dunbartonshire Council had already approved funding of £900,000 for the project and is now working together with SNH to develop and deliver this new Community Green Space.