Auchinleck Placemaking Survey 2021

1. Auchinleck Placemaking Plan 2021 view this Auchinleck Place Map in higher resolution please follow the link below

What is a placemaking plan?

Placemaking is a process where local people consider their priorities for the improvement to the places where they live. It involves the Council and Community Steering Groups working together to co-produce a map of the community to identify areas which need improvement and how these improvements might be made.  After wide ranging consultation the priorities for improvements become part of planning policy as guidance to the Local Development Plan.

This survey gives you the chance to give us your views on the proposals for Placemaking in Auchinleck. Please view the Auchinleck Place Map and Placemaking Document and then fill in your response.  

Keep up to date with the progress of this consultation on our Auchinleck Placemaking webpage

1. Cycling and walking route improvements - Improvements to infrastructure which will encourage people to walk and cycle more.

• Develop a walking trail related to the town's industrial heritage
• Improve path through Merlin Park
• Improve trim trail path
• Pathway from church to new cemetery off Barony Road to be improved

For cycling and walking I think these proposals will provide:


2. Streetscape improvements - Measures which will help people move around more easily, reduce negative experiences and enhance positive experiences.

• Investigate options for improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists on Main Street particularly in relation to narrow footways.
• Investigate options for reducing the impact of HGV movements through the town including light controlled single lane traffic
• Remove phone box outside the corner café
• Improve the road surface on Well Road and Market place into Merlin Park
• Establish gateway features at Templeton roundabout and on the B705 to Catrine
• Install CCTV

For ease of mobility around Auchinleck I think these measures will bring:



3. Opportunities for civic space improvements - areas of vacant or under-used space such as squares, parkland, local landmarks or natural features to be improved for public use or visual amenity improvement including broadband

• Railway bridge on main street requires treatment for pigeons
• Train station appearance
• Parking at the train station
• Area on Barony Road
• Area by Happy Garden restaurant

For civic spaces I think these proposals will bring:



4. Priority buildings - Buildings which require significant regeneration in order to improve their impact on the quality of the built environment

Investigate improvements for the following buildings:

• 228 Main Street, former council office
• Auchinleck Sports Centre
• 197 Main Street
• Old Smiddy Church Hill
• Vicon Plastics
• 16 Well Street

For Priority buildings I think these proposals would bring:



5. Green space requiring improvement - Improvements to areas of grassland or woodland to provide greater opportunities for play, recreation or visual amenity

Develop a greenspace improvement schemes for the area which include proposals for the following:

• The Knowe Garden Centre
• Merlin Park recreation ground and adjacent woodland
• Colliery Bing
• Health centre
• Improve drainage around the Trim Trail

For green spaces I think the proposals would bring:


6. Housing development and housing improvement opportunities - Brownfield or green-field sites where future new-build housing could be developed. Areas of existing housing where the condition of properties leads to significant consistent vacancies and negative visual impact.

• Stoner Crescent
• Area north of Stoner Crescent
• Auchinleck Academy site

For housing I think these proposals will bring:


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8. Where did you find out about this consultation? *


9. What is your age group? *


10. Do you consider yourself to have a long-term disability or condition? *


11. What is your gender? *


12. How would you describe your ethnic origin? *