Positive report from Big Carnoustie Convo Catch Up

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Well over 100 people took part in the follow up to last year’s Carnoustie design charrette in what has been described as a hugely positive event.

Between 120 and 150 people attended the two sessions were held at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel over the course of the day, and a report was delivered on the progress of the projects proposed at the Big Carnoustie Conversation which last year consulted with residents on the future vision for the town centre.

The report was delivered by Gordon Reid, director of Carlogie Ltd, the consultancy firm engaged by Angus Council to undertake the design charrette.

He explained to the attendees that the proposed projects had been split into ‘quick wins’ and longer term and more ambitious plans.

The four ‘quick wins’ are unfolding well - development of the coach parking bay on Links Parade into regular car parking is being progressed by Angus Council; development of the Beach Pavilion - private investors bought the property last Friday, but it remains to be seen what planning applications will be made for it; creation of a destination garden, the Rest Garden at Links Parade can be given over to a community project; and a package has been identified for the development of digital signage, interactive information direct to visitors’ smartphones.

You can read more in Friday’s edition of the Gazette.