The Charrette identified the creation of a town square or Civic Space as probably the 1st priority for the town.
This aspiration was twinned with strengthening the retail offering at the west end of the town’s main shopping streets with a good quality retail outlet possibly to the west end of what remains of the former Kinloch school site. The idea was to create a civic space linked to and possibly incorporating the north most section of the Links Avenue carriageway and the adjacent car park to be a focal point for civic events such as farmers markets, Xmas tree and Xmas lights switch on ceremonies, craft fairs, etc., etc.. It would be important that the space created would make a statement about Carnoustie’s aspirations with regards to pride in place and quality of life and environment, with high quality hard and soft landscaping, capable of providing parking facilities when not in use for events.
The Council marketed the site in 2016 and is apparently negotiating with a possible developer, and we await the release of information on how much of the site will be available for community use so that we can begin to explore designs and sources of funding.