Development proposal at Boghead Road

As part of East Dunbartonshire’s Local Development Plan 2, a developer proposed a development for this area. This comprised of 100 houses, a car park, sports pitches and sports facilities.

EDC have declined to accept the proposal, but asked residents to confirm or object to their decision by 15 January 2021. This would be of help in the event that the developer appeals and the case goes before the Scottish Government.

These documents give further details of the site assessment and issues identified with the site

We will update this page if further further information is obtained.

Artworks on Lenzie Moss

Imageimage© artist,Toby Paterson

‘Stacks', 2019, Black Basalt Aggregate Concrete (cast in collaboration with Gabion Designed Concrete Surfaces).

Three sculptural works for Lenzie Moss as part of Trails and Tales by Toby Paterson, Simon Whatley & Dug MacLeod. image© artist,Toby Paterson Further details



Potential changes to railway path

EDC is considering plans to upgrade the path that runs on the Moss alongside the railway line, with a view to encouraging more cyclists to use the path. This is part of the Council’s Active Travel Strategy and would include extending the path beyond the Moss to Westerhill Rd. in Bishopbriggs. The proposal for sharing the path with an increased number of cyclists has possible implications for walkers, children and dogs, as well as for the rural nature of the Moss and its wildlife, and we have outlined our concerns to the Council.

The project has been put on hold for the time being, but the Council is undertaking a feasibility study which will be available for consultation.

In the meantime we welcome your comments to our email address or on our Facebook page in anticipation of future discussions.

We will keep you abreast of further developments.

Aerial video of Lenzie Moss

This video was taken in March 2017.

Lenzie Moss Peatland Restoration Project

Work to clear birch scrub that was encroaching on the bog, level the bunds (the ridges between the channels of cut peat left over from the commercial extraction of peat last century), and install additional dams, was completed in 2016. This was financially supported by SNH in furtherance of the Scottish Governments policy of protecting peat bogs.

Further information on SNH Peatland Action

Moths

At our AGM Richard Sutcliffe gave a fascinating presentation on moths in a Bearsden garden. These links give some background to the issue and some of Richard's photos.

  • Read the report from SNH about the decline in moths numbers
  • Some of the slides from Richard's presentation
  • Further information on moths from UKmoths

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