FEEDBACK is being sought from the people of Greenock on three options to transform the town's East India Harbour.

Plans have been drawn up to make the quayside 'more attractive and friendly' for locals and visitors.

Now the 'East India Harbour Pocket Place' project is seeking the views of residents and businesses before work gets under way in May.

The options, which came from a local engagement event last September, are:-

* A proposal to have painted patterns on the ground, bee insect-friendly plants, as well as trees and a bench

* Extra seats on the harbour front, a coastal mural, storyboards detailing local history and a moving wind sculpture

* An interactive play trail with percussion instruments, telescope and trees in large and colourful planters

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans will be delivering the finished project in partnership with Inverclyde Council, Inverclyde Community Development Trust and Peel L&P.

Sustrans community engagement officer, Christina Eley, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for people in Greenock to help shape their local area.

"As well as picking their preferred option for temporary installations on East India Harbour, people will be able to help prioritise which elements from each option they like the best.

"We would encourage anyone with an interest in the area to fill in the online survey and share their knowledge and ideas for change.

"Whether you live, work or travel through the area, we would love to hear from you."

Council environment and regeneration committee convener, Michael McCormick, said the local authority is 'delighted' to be involved in the Pocket Place project.

Councillor McCormick added: "It aims to bring about positive change to the Greenock Harbours area by getting the local community involved and coming up with innovative, temporary actions.

"Following engagement with a group of pupils from Inverclyde Academy, this online survey offers a great opportunity for local people to influence the design process."

As well as Inverclyde, the Pocket Places programme, which receives funding from Transport Scotland, is delivering projects in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Fife.

You can take part in the East India Harbour initiative by logging on to