Cllr MacLaren supports community appeals to planning applications

“Sometimes it feels like the planning system is biased against local communities so having third party (community) rights to appeal planning decisions would help”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a decision by the Communities, Housing and Planning board to write to the Scottish Government to request it reviews its position on the community right to appeal planning applications. Continue reading

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Cllr MacLaren welcomes report on tackling derelict land sites

“There are plenty of areas within Paisley and Renfrewshire which could benefit from the suggestions within this report”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), commenting on a new report by the Vacant and Derelict Land Taskforce, set up last year by the Scottish Land Commission and SEPA. Continue reading

Cllr MacLaren condemns impact of 2 child cap on benefits

“Over 5,300 children in Renfrewshire will be affected by the UK Government’s policy of limiting child tax credits or universal credit for the first two children only,” said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), highlighting recent research by the Child Poverty Action Group. Continue reading

SNP Councillors call for greater consultation on RAH Parking

“It seems like the Health Board don’t give a damn about residents or even staff when it comes to messing about with the parking situation at the RAH”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest), highlighting a motion put forward to the next full meeting of Renfrewshire Council by Cllr Kenny MacLaren and Cllr Stephen Burns. Continue reading