Renfrewshire Council

Public to be given further say on major infrastructure projects

Local people and businesses are being invited to a series of engagement events for two major infrastructure project which are being delivered as part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Renfrewshire Council is investing in the delivery of three major infrastructure projects which will bring significant economic benefits and job opportunities to communities across Renfrewshire.

The Council's City Deal project team will be holding a series of public engagement events, focusing on two of the projects, early next month.

The two projects which will be the primary focus of those events are:

The Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside (CWRR): a new 'opening' bridge across the Clyde linking the communities of Renfrew, Yoker and Clydebank, and providing improved access to employment, education, health and leisure locations. Proposals also include new roads and cycle routes, aimed at opening up access to development sites and providing an alternative route around Renfrew Town Centre.

The Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA): the realignment of Abbotsinch Road, a new bridge across the White Cart, and new cycle routes, all  aimed at improving connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport Business Parks and as an enabler for the delivery of a world class business and commercial offering centred around the airport.

Information about Renfrewshire Council's third project, the Glasgow Airport Access Project (AAP); a new direct rail connection between Glasgow Central Station, Paisley Gilmour Street Station and Glasgow Airport, will also be on display at each event.

This series of events follows an initial round of consultation with local communities which the project team undertook in May and June of this year. Feedback from those events has helped to inform the refined proposals which will be presented at December's events.

Renfrewshire Council Leader, Mark Macmillan, said: "Three of the biggest infrastructure projects being delivered through the Glasgow City Region City Deal will be in Renfrewshire and have the potential to drive huge economic growth and social benefits for our communities.

"Engaging with local people and businesses to keep them informed about the projects and hearing their views is an extremely important element to what we're doing. Both this and the previous round of consultations were not obligations but activities which we wanted to undertake to ensure local people know about how these proposals are developing."

Renfrewshire's three projects form part of the wider Glasgow City Region Deal which will see 20 infrastructure projects delivered through a £1.13bn infrastructure fund, supported by the UK Government, Scottish Government and eight local authorities in the West of Scotland.

People attending the events will have the opportunity to meet the project team and ask questions regarding the projects. A short survey about the proposals will also be available at the events and online (www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/citydeal) to ensure everyone can provide feedback about the projects.

The engagement events will take place as follows:

Yoker Community CampusMonday 5 December 11am to 7pm
Paisley Town HallTuesday 6 December 11am to 7pm
Renfrew Town HallWednesday 7 December 11am to 7pm
Clydebank Town HallThursday 8 December 11am to 7pm
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