newclydeswingbridgeRenfrewshire Council’s City Deal project team are holding public engagement events to update you on two of the three City Deal projects they are seeking to progress.

This includes the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside (CWRR): a new ‘opening’ bridge across the Clyde linking the communities of Renfrew, Yoker and Clydebank.

These events will take place on:

  • Monday 5 December, Yoker Community Campus, 11am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 6 December, Paisley Town Hall, 11am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 7 December, Renfrew Town Hall, 11am to 7pm
  • Thursday 8 December, Clydebank Town Hall, 11am to 7pm

Renfrewshire’s three projects, like all of the City Deal projects, are aimed at bringing major economic benefits and job opportunities to communities in the local area and across the Glasgow City Region. These projects are among 20 infrastructure projects being delivered through the £1.13 billion Glasgow City Region City Deal infrastructure fund.

Renfrewshire Council’s projects are:

  • The Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside (CWRR): a new ‘opening’ bridge across the Clyde linking the communities of Renfrew, Yoker and Clydebank. Proposals also include new roads and cycle routes providing improved access to employment, education, health and leisure locations.
  • The Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA): Realignment of Abbotsinch Road to facilitate new development opportunities, business growth associated with the airport and improved connections between the Westway, Inchinnan and Airport Business Parks. It also includes two new bridges across the White Cart and a new ‘Gateway Route’ between Paisley Town Centre and Glasgow Airport.
  • The Airport Access Project (AAP): a new direct rail connection between Glasgow Central Station, Paisley Gilmour Street Station and Glasgow Airport.

As part of the stakeholder engagement strategy, the second round of public exhibitions for the CWRR and GAIA projects will take place in December 2016. This follows events held in May and June 2016 and will provide information on the selected options being progressed for roads and bridges as part of the project appraisal and design process. The exhibitions will also provide an update on the Airport Access Project.

A briefing pack will be issued in advance of the events, outlining the information that will be presented to the public. It will also include further information on the project programme and plans for site investigations, during January to March 2017, in the project areas.

The project team would be delighted to answer any specific questions you may have on these projects at your convenience at the events. In advance of the events, the Outline Business Cases for each of Renfrewshire’s three City Deal projects will be presented to Renfrewshire Council’s Leadership Board on Wednesday 30 November. The Outline Business Cases will then be considered by the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet on Tuesday 13 December.

More info at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/citydeal