Local MP Jo Swinson has suggested that the vacant Morrisons site is submitted as a Stalled Spaces project. Stalled Spaces is an initiative aimed at bringing derelict and vacant land back in to temporary use to benefit communities
East Dunbartonshire Council is one of seven local authority areas awarded funding from Architect & Design Scotland (A+DS) to deliver the Stalled Spaces Scotland Project, a national programme to facilitate the temporary use of under-used green spaces, stalled development sites or vacant and derelict land throughout Scotland.
The Council has arranged a series of drop-in information sessions to provide advice and support on what is considered a stalled space and what is a suitable activity. The information sessions will also provide information on the application process, form and assessment criteria.
Wednesday 4th March -
Open area, Bishopbriggs Library - 12noon until 2pm
Campsie Memorial Hall, Lennoxtown - 6pm until 8pm
Friday 6th March
Bearsden Burgh Hall - 5.30pm until 7.30pm
Commenting Jo said:
“I will be in touch with Stalled Spaces to see if the Morrisons site is a suitable space and what type of activity would make the most sense there.
“This large site is right in the centre of Bishopbriggs and it’s been left derelict for too long.
“Until Morrisons take their plans for development further, a Stalled Space project is a wonderful opportunity for local residents and groups to get creative about using it for the benefit of the community.
“The fund will inject life into previously derelict or disused areas and provides the community with a sense of ownership.”