THE views of the public will be sought on the design of a new £30 million leisure and learning campus in Neilston.

East Renfrewshire councillors agreed to move to the design stage of the scheme, subject to a final agreement on funding from the Scottish Futures Trust.

Details of the design consultation process are expected to be announced shortly, with plans for the new schools and family centre to open from August 2022.

The campus will see both Neilston and St Thomas’ primary schools, and the Madras Family Centre, on a joint site, which will include a library managed by the East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust.

The first phase would include the building of the learning campus, in the vicinity of the current Neilston Primary School, for both schools, the family centre and the library.

A second phase would include a new swimming pool as “the foundation of a potential community hub on the current site of the St Thomas’ Primary School”.

The second phase would be implemented following the demolition of St Thomas’ primary school, in Broadlie Road.