Town and Country Planning

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Town & Country Planning

East Dunbartonshire Council


East Dunbartonshire Council has recently designated the following localities as Conservation Areas (CA’s):-

Balmuildy Road/Kirkintilloch Road Bishopbriggs - The area includes an attractive grouping of late Victorian, Edwardian and interwar detached and semi-detached villas and bungalows. The majority of the properties are sandstone with slate roofs and many original architectural features have been retained.

Milngavie Reservoirs, Milngavie - The Reservoirs are a unique engineered landscape with impressive and historically valuable buildings and other architectural detailings. They have also recently been designated a ‘Category A’ listed building.

Tannoch, Milngavie - Parts of several streets have been added to the Tannoch CA, on account of the inherent qualities of the architecture and layout.

Central Kirkintilloch - This CA includes parts of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site, the Forth and Clyde Canal (a Scheduled Ancient Monument), 20 listed buildings and surrounding streets of pleasing and distinctive architecture and layout.

Implications of the designations include:-

•   It is a legal designation that formally recognises the special architectural and/or historic interest of the area.

•   In making decisions on planning applications and other planning matters the Council is obliged to pay special attention to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of a CA.

•   Alterations and extension to existing buildings will require higher standards of design and materials. Further detailed policies and guidance in this regard are contained in the East Dunbartonshire Local Plan.

•  Certain ‘permitted development’ rights to alter and extend houses are removed or modified as a consequence of designation. The Council is also promoting what is known as ‘Article 4 directions’ which will place further restrictions on rights to alter and extend houses or carry out other works without having to apply for planning consent.

•   The demolition of buildings will usually require a separate ‘conservation area’ consent.

•   It is necessary to obtain the consent of the Council to carry out works to trees.

Maps of the respective CA’s are available for inspection at the offices of the Planning, Development and Property Assets Service at:-

•  The Triangle Kirkintilloch Road Bishopbriggs G64 2TR

(9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday)

•  2 Grange Avenue Milngavie G62 8AQ

(10.00 am to 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to 4.00pm, Tuesday to Thursday)

Mapping information can also be viewed on the Council’s website -

Should you require any further information regarding the above public notice or on any other heritage planning matters please contact the Planning, Development and Property Assets Service on 0141 578 8600. Further information is also available via the Council’s website.