Respite centre gets the green light in Bishopbriggs

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A NEW unit providing respite care for children with disabilities is to be built in Bishopbriggs.

Councillors gave the go ahead for the three-bed building in St Mary’s Road, adjacent to Turnbull High School, at a recent planning board meeting.

East Dunbartonshire Council will create the unit.

Currently, all residential respite care provision for children with disabilities is provided outwith the council area, requiring families to travel elsewhere.

The planning department had received eight letters of objection from residents opposed to the plans.

Their concerns included that it would result in a loss of privacy, would mean a loss of communal open greenspace, and that the site was unsuitable due to the existing traffic already associated with the nearby high school.

Councillor Ashay Ghai, deputy council leader and convener of community and housing services, said: “I am delighted to welcome this facility, which is the first of its kind in the area, into our community.

“I’m sure it will be extremely beneficial to both the children and the parents who will use its services.”

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