Neighbours have given plans for the regeneration of Denny Town Centre a tentative seal of approval.
Councillors have been told a two-day drop-in event last month to provide a progress report on the scheme met with a “positive” response from the majority of those who went along to Denny Parish Church and completed a questionnaire.
Director of development services Rhona Geisler told Falkirk Council’s Executive the design team explained its interim proposals for the town square and updated plans on the phase one design and Broompark War Memorial Gardens.
Mrs Geisler said: “Overall the feedback was very positive with 77 per cent considering the council’s scheme to be a positive step forward for Denny. The points of concern raised by the community, including the provision of public toilets and disabled access from Stirling Street to the rear car park and library, will be addressed. The project is progressing as planned and consultation will continue because it’s very important.”
The Executive was told the £148,000 bill for relocating Boots to portable premises at Carronbank House will be met by the council while the temporary re-siting of the war memorial plaques during the project’s demolition and construction phase to the cemetery at Broompark Community Centre will cost £64,000, £30,000 less than previously thought. There will be a consultation early next year on its permanent location.
Councillor Dennis Goldie said: “This project has a long timeline dating back to 2005 but is now on track and the people of Denny, who are telling us they agree with our approach, will get the town centre they deserve.”