26/9/16 - Lenzie Improvement Scheme; August Minutes posted
Welcome to the Lenzie Community Council website. The aim of this site is to provide an information channel between the Council and the community. The event calendar will tell you of upcoming events (highlighted in grey) including monthly meetings. The agenda for each meeting will be posted on the respective event page, just before the meeting. You can find agreed Council Minutes under ‘Council Business’. Topics of special or current interest are covered in individual posts as they arise. The Links page takes you to external websites where there are items of interest. You can send us comments using the ‘contact us’ form. And, finally, go to the ‘archive’ (under Event Calendar) to check older items that have been displaced by newer posts.
This Lenzie project had its first consultation event on Tuesday 27th September and it was a big success. Lots of people turned up and gave their views to the team on how to improve the centre of the village and transport links for rail and bus passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.
It’s not over. You can join in by commenting on the Commonplace site, to see what opinions have been captured so far and to agree or not with the views expressed.
May and June meetings of Lenzie Community Council spent some time on three long and complex Planning Applications of public interest – a proposal for a pub/restaurant at the former Larkfield Centre, nine houses in the same area (see picture) and a proposal for 44 detached houses and 24 flats on the former Lenzie Hospital site.
In these cases the reports prepared by LCC’s Planning Convener are invaluable, as they extract the main points of the applications and highlight the issues that may be contentious in a Planning context. At its June meeting, LCC agreed to make these reports available on this website. Click as necessary for the Larkfield Centre Report, the Woodilee Road Report3 and the Lenzie Hospital Site Report.
The first two reports have in common a proposal to make an access off Woodilee Road and objections have been submitted by LCC in respect of this aspect (see Woodileerdaccess).
Every Community Council in East Dunbartonshire Council area has recently been issued with an official map of its area and you can view the Lenzie CC map on a bigger scale by clicking Lenzie CC 2015map. The boundaries of adjacent Community Councils can be found on the EDC website under ‘Maps – Planning’ and by ticking the ‘Community Council Areas’ box.
You may be surprised to find that the Lenzie area does not include any part of the new Woodilee Village. Lenzie CC has for some time been discussing this with neighbouring Waterside CC and East Dunbartonshire Council. What has been agreed is that Lenzie CC will represent residents in the area of the former Hospital, pending revision of Community Council areas by East Dunbartonshire Council before the next Community Council elections in 2017.
The agreement is based on the following alterations to the Lenzie CC map – starting at the Garngaber/Initiative Road traffic lights; the Waterside/Kirkintilloch boundary is followed north-east to its intersection with Calfmuir Road; then Calfmuir Road is followed southwards to its intersection with the current boundary shown on the Lenzie map. This alteration is consistent with access routes and school catchment areas.