East Renfrewshire Conservative politicians are against plans to build a new Leisure Centre on Broomburn Park or Shawwood, in Newton Mearns.East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton, Eastwood MSP Jackson Carlaw and the East Renfrewshire Conservative Council group have recently spoken out that the group plan to fight the plans.
The news emerged after the results of a public consultation by East Renfrewshire Council voted narrowly in favour of moving the leisure facility, with both Broomburn Park and Shawwood looking like likely locations.
However, the Conservative’s have raised questions regarding the legitimacy of the results after the voting seemed to exclude more than one vote per household. Further problems such as elderly residents not being able to access an online only consultation have also been raised. They also noted that the consultation didn’t respect the views of the community who live near the new facility and who would be most affected by a new centre.
The Conservative politicians are not against a re-build of Eastwood Leisure Centre on its current site at Eastwood Park but stand firmly opposed to any movement to green space out with this location.
East Renfrewshire MP and Eastwood’s MSP had previously written to residents within the immediate vicinity to Broomburn Park last year and claim that over 95% the community were against any proposal to build on the park.