Residents need clarity on Broom Burn Park development


Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw, and East Renfrewshire MP, Paul Masterton, have sought clarity on the threat of development to the Broom Burn Park in Newton Mearns.


The option of developing the park was included within East Renfrewshire Council's Main Issues Report, which is the first stage of preparing the Local Development Plan.


The Local Development Plan will shape development in East Renfrewshire over the next five years.


Mr Carlaw and Mr Masterton previously consulted local residents in a joint survey about the proposed development. The vast majority of residents opposed building on Broom Burn Park.


Commenting Jackson Carlaw MSP said:


“Residents have been threatened with this proposal on a much valued public park for far too long.


"Having opposed this proposal at consultation, I shall continue to do so until East Renfrewshire Council's SNP-Labour administration realise the strength of feeling against this unwarranted and unwanted development."


Paul Masterton MP added:


"This proposal continues to cause alarm to local people who already see the problems of the over development and under funding of infrastructure across East Renfrewshire.


"We need to protect our local parks and green spaces for this is one of the many reasons people choose to make East Renfrewshire their home - we cannot and should not lose this through ill thought through planning proposals."


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