Cllr Kenny MacLaren welcomes traffic plans for Inchinnan Road

“These plans, including a bridge crossing over the White Cart Water and a two lane road along with other road and footpath upgrades will be welcomed by the local community,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).

At today’s Planning and Climate Change Policy Board councillors voted in favour of a planning application to improve access between Paisley Town Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation District (AMIDS) being developed next to Glasgow Airport. The development comprises a north/south route of approximately 1.7km in length and an east/west route of approx. 550m in length.  The routes comprise a combination of new road and the upgrading of existing roads.

The north/south route comprises of upgrades to Abercorn Street, Harbour Road and Inchinnan Road, and a new road and river crossing to connect Harbour Road with Inchinnan Road. The east/west route comprises of a new road to connect Harbour Road with Renfrew Road.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:

“As well as opening up connections between the north end of Paisley with Renfrew Road and facilities such as West College Scotland, these plans will help to take heavy traffic away from dense residential sites such as Love Street.

“When this was originally proposed a few years ago these plans won the backing of the local Paisley North Community Council and local residents who were increasingly concerned about the amount of traffic flowing through Love Street.

“This proposal will both improve access to the AMIDs and Glasgow Airport sites while taking traffic off Love Street, which will have a positive impact on the local area.”

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