Ambitious plans to regenerate Kirkintilloch town centre have taken a major step forward.
The Kirkintilloch Town Centre Masterplan has now been formally adopted, meaning it officially forms part of the East Dunbartonshire Local Plan as guidance.
A number of improvement projects have already been completed and work will begin on further developments in the New Year.
The adoption of the Kirkintilloch Masterplan at a recent meeting of East Dunbartonshire Council’s Development and Regeneration Committee caps months of consultation and hard work.
The vision behind the masterplan is to create “a reinvigorated heart for Kirkintilloch that is vibrant, welcoming, and attractive” - providing a balance of leisure, civic, retail, business and tourism facilities.
East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “I am delighted this vitally important project has reached yet another milestone.
“Kirkintilloch town centre is one of the jewels in the crown for East Dunbartonshire and we are determined to see it survive and thrive in what is an extremely tough economic climate.
“We have listened to our local Champions, traders, residents and groups,and have already completed a range of improvements which are helping to pave the way for even more good news early in the New Year.”
More on this story and a list of masterplan pojects in next week’s Kirkintilloch Herald.