Inchinnan Development Trust
Inchinnan Development Trust (IDT) is non-profit community-based organisation set up by residents to preserve and develop Inchinnan woodland and green spaces.
Inchinnan Development Trust (IDT) has purchased the Teucheen woodland from Blythswood Trust via their agent Savills. Blythswood were looking to dispose of the woodland as the last part of their land holdings in the area. IDT members believe the woodland has a future as a community asset to the people of Inchinnan, and the wider communities.
The purchase transition completed on 20th December 2021.
IDT are currently working to undertake a full detailed arboreal survey, which will identify the required level of tree-works in line with current practice and legislation. The woodland is covered by a Tree Preservation Order.
IDT have submitted a Community Asset Transfer application to Renfrewshire Council. This document explains the potential community plans for the fields and the partnership with St. Mirren Youth FC as anchor tenants.
This is an important green space in our community and sizeable enough to allow managed sports uses and other potential community outdoor uses – for example community allotments, a dedicated dog exercise park, walking/running circuit, biodiversity planting, children’s play area.
IDT aim to manage and maintain the parks to secure their future for the benefit of our community. We have formed an initial partnership between IDT and St. Mirren Youth FC, which allows us to seek funding and carry out improvements to the parks on a joint basis.
IDT is working positively with other groups and ideas on projects that will enhance the parks and provide long term benefits for all users of the area.
Inchinnan Development Trust (IDT) would like to see the field opposite the Primary School secured, developed, and improved. We believe the existing facilities require refurbishment and we already have ideas for the pavilion to be used as a tearoom (outside its use as a changing facility), and to improve the parking issues around the park during use and school opening hours.
IDT has formally lodged a ‘note of interest’ with Renfrewshire Council Estates with a view to community ownership/lease of the facility. This may allow the potential partnership of IDT and Parkmoor FC to manage the facility for the benefit of the wider community.