Mixed use plan floated for site of former Johnstone mill
June 1 2016Johnstone, is set to play host to a range of commercial uses following the submission of a proposal of application notice by @Sipp Pension Trustees.
Gutted by fire in 2009 and subsequently demolished the site was acquired by @Sipp in 2011 following a search by Renfrewshire Council to find a suitable developer to take on the 10 acre plot.
Stallan Brand has been instructed to prepare a site-wide land use plan for the former shoe lace factory as part of a strategic plan for land bounded by the High Street and Black Cart river.
Claire Donaldson of 4th Consulting, asset and project managers for the pension fund said: “The proposed plans for the site include a mixed use development which will provide access for the community to a previously inaccessible area. We want to open up the stretch along the river to provide safe access for anglers, a potential link to the cycle path and a heritage path which will tell the story of the former mill.
“The plans also include a potential family leisure destination adjacent to the river and access to the community woodland together with food and non-food retail units, including drive thru, will also provide a stop off point for cyclists using the Sustrans link. There’s also provision for up to 20 new homes.”
A public consultation is expected later this month ahead of a formal planning application.
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