Complaints over council development on former site of Kirkintilloch clinic

2
Have your say

Residents, workers and social club members have claimed a construction site is ‘taking over’ an already overflowing car park.

Builders moved on to the former Townhead Clinic site, in Kirkintilloch’s Lenzie Road, earlier this year.

A portacabin blocked parking spaces last week.

A portacabin blocked parking spaces last week.

East Dunbartonshire Council owns the land and is planning to build 16 new flats, a pharmacy and a “parking courtyard” on the site.

But members of the nearby Kirkintilloch Miner’s Welfare Club, as well as flat owners and office workers, say that the workers are using the neighbouring car park - which is NOT owned by the council - as a “builder’s yard”.

Last week a portacabin was left blocking several parking spaces.

A spokesperson for the Miner’s Club said: “I hope this isn’t the start of things to come.

“They assured me that it would only be there for one day, but three days later it was still there.”

Lorries are also regularly stopping in the car park - blocking lanes and sight-lines - rather than taking the extra time to access the building site.

Now residents want assurances from East Dunbartonshire Council chiefs that they will monitor the situation.

One householder said: “If the council can’t even assure their own building sites are properly managed, what hope is there for the ones they don’t own.”

The Herald have asked East Dunbartonshire Council to comment on this story.