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Proposals reveal options for Paisley major sports facility

Councillors to hear options for major sports facility in Paisley

New options for a major sports facility in Paisley will be presented to elected members next week.

Renfrewshire Council officers were asked to provide alternative proposals for sports facilities in the area to the next Leadership Board on Tuesday 19 September.

The proposals would provide Paisley and Renfrewshire with a modern fit-for-purpose multi-sports ground with a number of outdoor sports facilities.

It would also be able to host major outdoor events that supports Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

The proposals include options for the site, including road access, car parking, pitches, cycle tracks, indoor facilities and hard-standing areas.

Councillors will also be updated on the consultation that took place with residents on housing in the Tannahill area. They are asked for their approval to conduct a detailed review of options to inform future investment in new build and refurbished property.

Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: "It is important we get this decision right for the people of Ferguslie and for Renfrewshire as a whole. Officers were asked to seek alternative options for the development of sport facilities at St James Park that would support an outdoor space for hosting large scale events and members of the Leadership Board will be looking at these next week.

"We've already seen St James Park used for large scale events, such as the British Pipe Band Championships, and these proposals will help elected members look at what will support Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 and what supports the people living in the local area."

Paisley will submit its final bid to the UK Government's Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport at the end of September.

Published on 13 September 2017.

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