After attending the #SaveFereneze protest on Saturday 28th April, co-convener David Allison said:
The demonstration against the proposed development on the Fereneze Braes showed once again that people in Barrhead know the value of this irreplaceable green space and are ready to fight for it.
Local residents have a range of serious objections, from the loss of wildlife to the increased congestion. With housing projects proposed and underway on brownfield sites elsewhere in Barrhead, I hope the council make the right decision on Thursday and reject plans to build on the Fereneze Braes.
I would also recommend that anyone who wants to see more power in the hands of communities asks their MSPs to take the opportunity to rebalance our planning system provided by the Planning (Scotland) Bill which is currently going through the Scottish Parliament.
You can see some of the reasons residents gave for opposing this development on Saturday below:
For more information on how the planning system could be improved please visit: http://www.planningdemocracy.org.uk/
To take part in an action to encourage MSPs to make our planning system fairer go to: https://act.foe.scot/help-plan-better-scotland