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We are seeking your views on the proposed public realm improvements around the railway station in Balloch

Thank you to everyone who has taken time to give their feedback on the Balloch Station Square consultation. Following your feedback we would like to offer an additional option to the consultation.

Option 1

This placemaking project, referred to as Station Square, will deliver a quality public realm around the railway station for residents and visitors. It would create a modern gateway to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair and mobility scooter users  arriving by train.

Following recent consultation with key stakeholders and community engagement in 2017 our consultants Ironside Farrar prepared drawings showing proposed Design Approaches A&B for Station Square and the surrounding area. These can be viewed here:

Proposed Design

Option 2

This new option would focus solely on improving the area in front of the railway station, making it more pleasant for both residents and visitors to Balloch.  While this would not deliver the outcome of creating a more pedestrian-friendly space, its reduced scope would avoid the need for any roadworks.

The additional option would:

  • Tidy the area adjacent to the railway station including cleaning of the existing pavements
  • Remove redundant signage and improve signage in the area
  • Paint existing railings (where appropriate)
  • Remove recycling bins
  • Remove three tier planter
  • Increase resources for bin collections during the summer months and in particular at peak seasons when good weather is forecast and we expect Balloch to be busy.


We want to know your thoughts on Option 1 & Option 2 and ask that you complete the survey. It gives you the opportunity to let us know what aspects of each approach you believe work and what you think requires further thought.  Also it allows you to highlight anything more you believe we could do to encourage active travel in the area.


This consultation closed
Sun 22 November 2020 11:59 PM