New images reveal how Kirkintilloch town centre could be transformed

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A GLIMPSE into the future of Kirkintilloch town centre has been revealed in artists’ impressions.

A masterplan for the area has been agreed in principle – giving the green light to a number of projects.

Artists’ impressions have been produced to help people visualise the changes.

At the heart of the plans is a £4.75million investment to restore the dilapidated Kirkintilloch Town Hall, as well as getting other conservation and heritage initiatives off the ground.

There will be a £1.55million investment towards improving access and parking.

The plans also include using the current Lairdsland Primary School site for new housing when the school is relocated next to Southbank Marina.

In addition, the council will be in talks with partners about long-term retail and housing investment in the town centre.

Months of consultation with residents, businesses and other stakeholders has been carried out. Next month locals will have the chance to comment and give feedback on the plans before they are taken forward further.

Pictured above is an artists’ impression of how the new public space at Barleybank might look.

See this week’s Herald for more.

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