Coun­cil plan­ning awards suc­cess

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Andrew McNair

The coun­cil had two rea­sons to cel­e­brate at the Scot­tish Qual­ity Awards in Plan­ning.

A project to re­de­velop Bowl­ing Basin and a de­vel­op­ment of af­ford­able hous­ing on the site of the for­mer Kip­pen Dairy in Alexan­dria scooped the prizes at the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment event.

The judges said they were im­pressed with the work un­der­taken on the Bowl­ing Basin project, run in part­ner­ship with Scot­tish Canals.

They said: “It was a de­light to see what had been ac­com­plished through the com­mit­ment of all the par­ties in­volved as well as the care­ful ap­pli­ca­tion of lim­ited, but con­tin­ued fund­ing.”

And of the 11 houses and 44 flats at the Kip­pen Dairy de­vel­op­ment, the judges said: “A good solid so­cial hous­ing de­vel­op­ment us­ing a sen­si­tive palette of ma­te­ri­als. The scale blended in well along the High Street as well as sup­port­ing some bold re­gen­er­a­tion within the town cen­tre and po­si­tion­ing so­cial hous­ing at the heart of the place.”

Both projects won their prizes in the ‘Place’ cat­e­gory.

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