13/7/16 - summary of June meeting posted
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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).
The Parade leaves Lenzie Station, led by the Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band and Andrew Meek’s veteran Darracq.
What a difference it makes if the sun shines! This year’s Community Council Gala was the best for at least 4 years and some say, ‘the best ever’. We certainly had the best ever support from local businesses and this made it possible to put a roof on the stage and do all the things needed for the twenty small trader/ charity stalls and the estimated 3,000 or so people of all ages who turned up at some point in the afternoon.
High quality youthful entertainment abounded with dance groups, gymnastics, jump rope specialists, bands and sports competitions, to name but a few.
It was a genuine community event and very special thanks go to all who worked to make it so – not least Lenzie Rugby Football Club who provided the all important venue.
Gala Queen was Sophie Stewart of Lenzie Primary School attended by Page Boy Viggo McLeod and Maids of Honour Catriona Maguire from Holy Family, Arden Murdoch from Lenzie Moss and Valencia Wright from Millersneuk Primary School.
Scott Prentice from Scotrail came to the March meeting to provide information on the Queen Street tunnel diversions which will be in place from now until August.
If you didn’t make it to the meeting, there is more information on http://www.scotrail.co.uk/queenstreettunnel and toolkit. When you select timetables, trains between Lenzie, Queen St. and Stirling-Alloa etc are shown on the Central Belt list. For journeys to Edinburgh from Croy, consult the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk High timetable. In both cases be sure to select the ‘From 20th March’ versions.
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.