Councillor invites public to Denny town centre regeneration meeting

The Church Walk blocks in Denny town centre are being demolished in stages, but Councillor McCabe is concerned about what will be built in their place.

The Church Walk blocks in Denny town centre are being demolished in stages, but Councillor McCabe is concerned about what will be built in their place.

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A councillor has invited members of the public to an open-air meeting to discuss Falkirk Council’s planned regeneration of Denny town centre.

Brian McCabe, an independent who represents the Denny and Banknock ward, has regularly criticised the time it has taken the local authority to flatten the dilapidated Church Walk complex.

Demolition work has started, but Mr McCabe has said that the first phase of rebuilding, which will result in a two-storey building housing shops and a library, has been badly thought out.

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He is particularly concerned about access issues to the replacement library, which will be on the second floor of the new building.

The public are invited to gather at Church Walk from 10.30-11 a.m. on Saturday to share their views.

Mr McCabe said: “This will be an open forum. Everyone will have the chance to speak if they wish.”

A Falkirk Council spokesman said: ““We have committed to the regeneration of Denny town centre, as evident from the ongoing demolition of the Church Walk blocks.

“Following extensive pre-planning application consultations with the Denny community, the first phase of the regeneration obtained detailed planning consent for delivery of the new town square, increased car parking, new library and shops.

“The new plans for the town centre have been approved by members as landowners, as well as by the council in its capacity as planning authority.”