SAAP will make a submission to Stirling Council on this consultation, strongly advocating an improvement in this important public transport, on which many disabled users depend. Additionally, at present we are seeking parking for an accessible taxi at Dunblane Station, where the current disabled parking, lack of drop-off, and accessible taxi parking provision is inadequate.
SAAP has great concern that the most recent plans for two new student dwellings in the city centre are non-compliant with British Standards in terms of disability, far less leading with good practice. This is a worrying development, particularly as a 50% increase to the present student population in Stirling is envisaged, and there is so little thought given to disabled students, inclusion, and the accessibility of these buildings in general. Image by University of Stirling
Stirling Council Planning referred their plans for the creation of a new facility for young people and the community to SAAP. The building would be located in Moray Park. Our advice on a number of design elements has been accepted by the project architect.
Some SAAP members attended the recent Sustrans' public engagement event, where Sustrans advised that their focus is on walking, cycling, and the reduction of car use by various means including the narrowing of roads. Sustrans took note of our advice on streetscape and disability concerns, and also recorded comments from other members of the public.