Renfrewshire Council

Consultation events allow residents to shape ambitious plans to transform Ferguslie Park

Communities will have the chance to shape an ambitious regeneration programme for Ferguslie Park at consultation events to be held in the next week.

In February councillors approved initial proposals for major investment in the area. These are focused around the development of a regional centre for sport and the delivery of high quality homes.

The plans have been shaped by community consultation undertaken by Renfrewshire Council in summer 2016, which indicated strong support for the sports facility and targeted housing investment.

The latest consultation events will enable further discussion with the local community and help inform finalised plans. 

Councillor Tommy Williams, Renfrewshire Council's convener of housing, said: "The regeneration of Ferguslie Park is a priority for the council. 

"I'm delighted that the local community has played such a key role in shaping our plans to date and we are keen that this continues.

"So far the plans have been developed to reflect the views expressed at our consultation events in summer 2016.

"To help develop these in more detail, I would urge everyone to take part in this consultation so that the final proposals we ultimately take forward continue to reflect local people's vision for their community."

The state-of-the-art sports facility will create a focus for local communities and generate opportunities for jobs, health improvement and activities for young people, as well as attracting visitors from across Renfrewshire and further afield.

It is expected to include a range of indoor and outdoor pitches for football, rugby and hockey as well as a specialist sports clinic, conditioning suite and associated changing facilities.

Initial proposals in relation to the sports facility, which is estimated to involve investment in the region of £14 million, have been developed in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland and St Mirren FC.

Proposals for housing investment relate to the Tannahill Road and Tannahill Terrace area of Ferguslie Park.

These involve investing in existing stock, the demolition of low demand and vacant properties and the development of a small number of new affordable homes.

The first of the two consultation events will take place on Thursday 2 March at St Mirren Paisley 2021 Stadium, from 3pm to 7pm.

A second event will be held on Tuesday 7 March at the Tannahill Centre from 12 noon to 3pm.

 

Issued: Wednesday 1 March 2017

 

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