Sunday, September 09, 2012

Almost two and a half years since sports hall was demolished site still remains empty

Should the people of Bishopbriggs have been allowed to use the almost new £800,000 sports hall for two years after it was demolished by mistake in May 2010?

Copyright Kirky Herald The hall had it's own access road and car park, it could have continued to be used by the community until a decision had been made on the sites future. Yet, despite being demolished before the school by mistake, the site remains un-used and without a concrete plan for it's future.

The main losers were the fine people of Bishopbriggs.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Download the the May 2012 Morrison plans for Bishopbriggs Town Centre (A new vision for Bishopbriggs) and decide for yourself

New plans for Bishopbriggs Town Centre released in May this year with new larger Morrison store and petrol station. New access to site and social area, with images plans and drawing this 8 page pdf has all the information.

To download the pdf file (2.6mb) - click here


Friday, December 16, 2011

Morrisons new plan for the Bishopbriggs High School Site

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Here's an animation of the scale of Morrisons development overlaid over the old view of Bishopbriggs High School and the demolished sports hall.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Site Value Dropped? Bishopbriggs High School site value goes from £11.52 million to £7.75 million...

The item on the Council minutes for the 30 June 2010 regarding the above excludes the public as noted below:

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

It is recommended that the Council pass the following Resolution:-
“That under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 8, 9 & 11 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act”.
….. 8524 16 Disposal of Former Bishopbriggs High School Site – Report by Director of Development & Infrastructure. (Copy herewith) 65-70

Our interpretation of the above is that East Dunbartonshire Council anticipated at one time making a capital receipt of £11.52m from this site, but that estimate has had to be revised downwards to £7.75m.

Read the full post here on the Cleddens Residents Blog

Friday, September 10, 2010

No action to be taken over Bishopbriggs sport hall demolition without permission

Copyright Kirky HeraldMorgan Sindall, the company responsible for the Bishopbriggs High School demolition site, will have no action taken against them after it emerged they demolished the £800,000 sport hall with a warrant. The old school was left standing while the controversial, seven-year-old hall, was first to be demolished.

The information was sent to the Procurator Fiscal and they decided to take no further action.

Are we surprised?

You try knocking down anything without permission and see what happens...

Read the story and see the pictures on the Kirkintilloch Herald website...

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Disgrace as Bishopbriggs Sports Hall demolisted without permission - The hall cost almost £1m just seven years ago!

bishopbriggs high sports hallAs reported in the local press, the Sports hall, built only seven years ago at a cost of almost £1m, has been demolished. The hall, in the grounds of former Bishopbriggs High School, appears to have been demolished without the proper permission by Morgan Ashurst. Permission is now being processed through the council.

As anyone who has read this blog will know I stated the intentions of the council to allow the hall to be demolished to make way for a new development in the grounds of the old high school.

The council rejected public consultation to build the new school on the grounds of the High School. At the time the council was under the control of the Liberal Democrats but almost all of the councilors lost their sets in the last local election.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bishopbriggs Sports hall facing demolition - again!

Copyright Kirky Herald
CONFUSION surrounds the fate of an £800k sports hall in Bishopbriggs.

Muse Developments submitted an outline planning application in May to transform Bishopbriggs town centre as part of a £32million project.

The proposals included the option to keep the former Bishopbriggs Academy sports hall after residents opposed to it being knocked down.

A campaign group was asked to come up with a business plan to run the hall as a community facility.

Read the full story here on the Kirkintilloch Herald website.

Source: Kirkintilloch Herald