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Residents invited to have their say on Lochshore Masterplan

Posted on 14 Aug 2017

A vision for the potential redevelopment of the former steelworks site at Lochshore in Kilbirnie will be unveiled next week during two public consultation events.

The two drop-in sessions will be held at Walker Memorial Hall on Tuesday 15 August, 3-7pm and Wednesday 16 August, 11am-3pm.

Local residents will have the opportunity to engage with the masterplanning process by viewing and commenting on the proposals.  The project identifies a number of improvements which could be made in order to regenerate and provide a new purpose for the site.

The proposals, which would require partnership working and would be subject to the necessary funding being secured, aims to breathe new life into the area by creating a space for the entire community and families to enjoy by focussing on key themes of leisure, tourism, activity, housing and sustainability.

Although the Masterplan is only at the initial concept stages, feedback from these consultation events will feed into the development of a full business case.  It is expected that implementation of the Masterplan would require to be considered as part of a phased improvement plan over a number of years.

Cabinet Member for Economy, Councillor Alex Gallagher, said: “We are committed to supporting the regeneration and development of our towns.

“This Masterplan pulls together a variety of proposed improvements to the Lochshore area to revitalise it and provide the community with a thriving and purposeful site. 

“I would strongly urge Kilbirnie residents to head along to one of the consultation sessions and tell us what they think.”