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Green Win As Milngavie Drivethru Plans Shelved

Thu 12 Jan, 2023

In a win for local Green MSP Ross Greer, plans for a drive-thru café at the retail park on Milngavie road have been dropped.

First announced in 2021, the proposal was for a drivethru café in what is currently the car park of the retail park containing the Aldi and Home Bargains stores, as part of a redevelopment including the recently closed Arnold Clark garage on the road above. While a potential tenant hasn’t been confirmed by the developers, the drivethru was widely believed to be intended for Costa Coffee.

Extra bus service shows success of Greens’ free travel scheme

Fri 30 Sep, 2022

Local MSP Ross Greer has hailed further success of the Scottish Greens’ free bus travel rollout for under 22s after it emerged that a local bus route previously under threat due to low passenger numbers is now running an extra service  to cope with increased demand.

MSP Launches Drive-thru petition

Fri 30 Sep, 2022

Local Green MSP Ross Greer has launched a petition to help fight proposals for another new drive-thru on Milngavie Road, this time in ASDA’s car park.

An application was lodged earlier this year for a hot food drive-thru, widely believed to be a KFC, in the car park of ASDA Bearsden. The proposals drew a large number of objections from local residents, as well as from the Bearsden-based Green MSP.

Procedural Failing Could See Flamingo Land Legally Challenged

Tue 20 Sep, 2022

Green MSP Ross Greer has warned that Flamingoland's controversial bid for a major tourist development in Balloch could result in a legal challenge if the National Park fails to advertise key last minute changes. 

Flamingo Land: National Park Estates Department Raise Alarm

Tue 30 Aug, 2022

Flamingo Land’s hopes of being granted permission for a controversial visitor attraction on the shores of Loch Lomond have been dealt a blow after it emerged that the National Park’s estates manager has expressed concerns about the impact on the Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway.

The Slipway is owned and managed by the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority’s Estate department. The Estate Manager has submitted her concerns, which will be considered by the Park Authority’s board before they make their decision on the application.

Greer welcomes Ramblers Lomond Objection

Fri 15 Jul, 2022

Green MSP Ross Greer has thanked Ramblers Scotland for becoming the latest group to lodge an objection against Flamingo Land’s controversial second attempt to build at Loch Lomond.

The group, representing over 6500 members and 53 local groups around Scotland, have objected to the ‘resort’ proposals on five grounds:

Scale of the development, Impact on Climate Emissions, Public Access, the Impact on the Local Community and the Impact on existing woodland, including ancient woodland. 

Loch Lomond: Greer tells Parliament "Help us win this fight once again"

Tue 5 Jul, 2022

Green MSP Ross Greer has led a debate in Parliament on Flamingo Land’s controversial Loch Lomond Development plans, asking MSPs to back the fight to reject the plans.

After withdrawing plans in 2018 following a Scottish Record 60,000 objections, the Yorkshire Theme Park Operator recently lodged plans for 127 woodland lodges, a water park, hotel, monorail and much more on mainly publicly owned land on the shore of Loch Lomond.

MSP Calls on Council to reject drive-thru bid

Tue 14 Jun, 2022

Green MSP Ross Greer has called on East Dunbartonshire Council to say no to an application for another drive-thru takeaway on a busy Milngavie road.

An application was recently lodged for a large retail unit and café with drive-thru on the retail park site currently occupied by Aldi, Home Bargains and the former Arnold Clark garage. It is understood that coffee chain Costa are the likely occupants of the drive-thru cafe.

Greer Calls on New Council to back divestment campaign

Thu 12 May, 2022

Green MSP Ross Greer has called on newly elected councillors in East Dunbartonshire to back a campaign to divest the council’s pension funds from oil, gas and coal.

Milngavie Needs Council Action on Cost of Living

Mon 2 May, 2022

Scottish Green candidate for Milngavie Dr Emma Sheppard has a long record of campaigning to improve health and welfare through tackling the climate and nature emergency.

Holyrood Greens have a strong focus on tackling poverty, having pushed for doubling of Scottish Child Payment to £20.

Greens in Holyrood have also won local funding for :