Hundreds log on to hear Dougalston plans

British Land want to change the designation of the site in order to develop itBritish Land want to change the designation of the site in order to develop it
British Land want to change the designation of the site in order to develop it
More than 250 people joined an online Webinar to discuss the early stage proposals for the green space at Dougalston Golf Course near Milngavie.

British Land has submitted proposals to change the designation of the land currently occupied by the Dougalston Golf Club as part of the development of the East Dunbartonshire Local Development Plan (LDP).

It believes the plans will preserve the openness of the greenfield land on the site but also bring new jobs to the area by helping Milngavie take better advantage of its position at the beginning of the West Highland Way whilst creating a new community with a mix of accommodation.

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The proposals include building around 100 new two and three-bedroom homes, a ‘care village’ which would take the form of social housing, and a range of woodland activities similar to outdoor adventure company Go Ape.

There are also plans for retaining a nine-hole golf course, commercial retail units, visitor lodges and glamping to link in with the start of the West Highland Way,

The live webinar held last Wednesday (June 10) saw 255 people watching at its peak with the video now available to watch in its entirety at

The company says its website had attracted 700 unique visitors since its full launch shortly after the webinar, with 112 having downloaded the PDF of the company’s submission to the East Dunbartonshire LDP in the first 24 hours.

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David Bloy, planning director for British Land, said: “I would like to thank everyone who watched and took part in our webinar last week.

“The level of engagement from the local community was incredible so early in the process, which vindicates our decision to engage with people in this way.

“There was a lot of support and interest in the plans along with some challenging but helpful questions from people with specific concerns that we will reflect on and take in to account for future stages of our plans.

“The website will remain live for some time so I would encourage people to look at the information, watch the webinar and fill in a feedback form so we capture as many of the views from local people as possible.

“I am looking forward to speaking to local people again as the project progresses.”

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