The thing about planning that we are asked a fair bit is ‘when will the development happen?’ Last night our Delivering for Balloch event was all about updating on progress on the five priority projects identified in the Charrette workshops earlier this year.
To provide the update, we had staff from West Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, the National Park and Sustrans Scotland, who launched their Street Design project.
This project will develop a design for an improved “quality of place” within Balloch’s centre – it will make it feel safer, have more attractive places to spend time in or travel through, and make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to travel on foot and by bike to local facilities in the area.
To help them develop their designs, Sustrans are looking for your input and we would encourage everyone to get involved by leaving feedback using their online tool. The tool is really easy to use and allows you to add comments and ideas to an online map of the area. The data captured will help inform the design process, along with feedback collected at events. All comments are anonymous.
In terms of updates, the following are some of the headlines:
It was a busy night with over 120 people coming along between 3pm and 8pm – a fantastic turn out!
Hopefully this provides a flavour of the event – watch this space for more updates!
Stuart Mearns – Head of Planning at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park