Helensburgh Colquhoun Square
Save it or Pave it?
We are petitioning against proposed changes to Colquhoun Square and the Traffic Management Scheme (CHORD project) in Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute UK. We believe it isn't in the best interest of Helensburgh and has failed to engage with the community of Helensburgh.
The CHORD project proposes the removal of grass and flowerbeds and replacing the area of Helensburgh Colquhoun Square with paving. In addition there is a proposed new traffic management system through the Square and the centre of the town, which we believe will cause traffic jams and create delivery problems for local shops. There will also be increased problems for disabled and less fit residents. We don't want to see our beautiful Victorian square being replaced with concrete, reducing the visual appeal of the Square, affecting road access and impacting local businesses in and around the town centre. We are not against change, however we believe the CHORD project should be given imaginative and creative reconsideration, especially around the seafront, before it is too late.
Did you know:
- The total soft landscape in the Square (ie grass, shrubs and trees) will be decreased by 43%
- The total road area in the Square will be decreased by 50%
- And this will cost £6.6 million pounds.
Please sign this petition (below) if you want to save Colquhoun Square, and would like the Council to recognise that the current consultation has failed and ensure that the community of Helensburgh has a real input into the proposals before any more public money is spent.
If you have already signed the paper petition thanks for your support.