Residents now have the chance to give their views on proposed projects for the local area.

East Renfrewshire Council is finalising the local action plans (LAPs) which will “assist in transforming towns and neighbourhoods across the local authority.”

The options included in each LAP are from the council’s first round of consultations which saw more than 1,500 people have their say online and in-person, providing more than 6,000 contributions.

There are separate LAPs for the eight areas across East Renfrewshire including Barrhead, Busby, Clarkston, Eaglesham, Giffnock, Neilston, Newton Mearns and Thornliebank.

Councillor Danny Devlin, environment and housing convener, told the Barrhead News: “Our LAPs will ensure we’re ready to take advantage of any regeneration funding opportunities that come our way.

“We were really pleased to see so many people have their say in our first round of consultation, so thank you to everyone who participated.”

The options identified cover a wide range of improvements such as upgrading town centre public realm and green spaces, making better use of land and existing buildings and improved active travel opportunities.

Over the coming years, the UK and Scottish Governments are providing capital regeneration funding opportunities for town centres and neighbourhoods across Scotland.

The council says its economic development team want to ensure that communities in East Renfrewshire are able to make the most of these opportunities by delivering on transformational plans across the area.

The LAPs will help identify and develop projects that could be delivered when funding opportunities arise.

“There are some really exciting and interesting options identified in each of the eight areas, so I’d encourage anyone who can, to once again have their say ahead of the plans being finalised,” added Cllr Devlin.

The consultations on each of the eight towns and neighbourhoods can be accessed by clicking HERE

Paper versions of the surveys can also be found in East Renfrewshire libraries.

The closing date for submissions is May 1.