Have your say on the Helensburgh Waterfront Development

Published Date: 

22 Feb 2018 - 10:15

Members of the public are invited to get involved in progressing the £18 million Helensburgh Waterfront Development.


The project takes another step forward when a formal 12 week public consultation begins on Monday 26 February.


This pre-application consultation (PAC) is required as part of the planning process for major developments such as the regeneration of Helensburgh Waterfront.


Councillor Ellen Morton, Chair of the Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee said:


“The Helensburgh Waterfront Development project is all about creating a vibrant and attractive waterfront for the town that will benefit local people and, by attracting day visitors, local businesses. We want to involve communities as much as possible so are going beyond what is required by the planning process. We have already consulted with a number of groups and will hold three public events to give people the chance to find out more and give views. I would encourage everyone to get involved.”


The main features of the project are:


  • a new leisure facility incorporating a swimming pool

  • parking and public realm improvements

  • strengthened flood defences


Design proposals, to which the public has already contributed through previous engagement exercises, will be on display at three public events in March. Project Officers will be on hand to hear feedback and answer question.


The public events will take place in the Victoria Halls in Helensburgh:

  • Monday 26th March 2018 from 11:00hrs to 19:00hrs

  • Monday 30th April 2018 from 11:00hrs to 19:00hrs and

  • Monday 14th May 2018 from 11:00hrs to 19:00hrs

Presentation materials and feedback forms will be available throughout the 12 week consultation period, in  the Victoria Halls, Helensburgh Library and Helensburgh Swimming Pool.

Information will also be available on the council’s website: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/helensburgh-waterfront

Councillor Gary Mulvaney, Policy Lead for Strategic Finance and Capital Regeneration Programme said:

“The Helensburgh Waterfront Development will be a fantastic asset for the town and the surrounding area, benefitting the whole community. We would like to progress it with local people as well as for them, and so would welcome hearing views on design proposals.”