Have your say on what happens in Glasgow
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:11
Glasgow wants the people of the city to help guide its growth and development.
The city would like the public to get involved in the shaping of the city as it starts a new consultation to help draw up Glasgow's new local development plan.
This new plan will help to set out Glasgow's vision for the coming years and give guidance on what is and is not acceptable to be built or developed in the city.
Glasgow City Council is keen to reflect the values, ideas and vision of local people and businesses. The council would like to get everyone's views at the start of the process to create a new plan which will meet the city's current needs and future aspirations of Glaswegians.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "I want everyone who lives or works in Glasgow to help us grow our city today and in the near future. If you could help to decide the future of Glasgow, what would you change and what would you keep? Through this consultation you can now tell us what is working for you now and what is not or indeed what you think has been left out but should be included.
"This is a great opportunity to help guide the growth and investment of the city in the next five years. We want to hear what you have to say about Glasgow and we will be listening."
The new plan will be the blueprint for the look and feel of the city, ensuring there is the right mix of shops, employment and housing which is needed to support Glasgow's population in the next few years.
Among the many topics that the council is looking for views on are issues as diverse as city transport links and projects, green space provision, conservation areas and flood management.
Equally, the council wants to hear the views of the public on any topics or issues they feel we have missed but which should be included in the new plan.
Our new approach to ask local people to help create the plan from the start looks to build on Glasgow's current strengths as a city which is well placed to meet the post-recession challenges. The plan will also have a greater focus on improving health and making Glasgow one of Europe's most sustainable and green cities with a low carbon future.
The new local development plan will feed into the Future Glasgow project, which is the long-term initiative to develop a vision for what the city aspires to be in 2061. It will also feed into other relevant city-wide strategies which look at related development and environmental issues such as the Glasgow Opens Space Strategy.
The council has three documents out for as part of the local development plan consultation which runs from now to 12 December, 2011. The comments received during the consultation will help city planners to understand what should be included in the new plan which will be published as the end of 2012.
There is a statutory duty to keep development plans up to date and to review the Local Development Plan at least every five years.
To find out more about the values and issues being raised in this current consultation and what they mean for Glasgow, you can visit http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/developmentplan
You can comment on one or more of the issues set out in the consultation in a number of ways:
- by filling out the reverse of the postcards included in a summary document, which will be made available two weeks into the consultation period. All completed cards can be removed and returned to Glasgow City Council by post, or filled in and returned on-line.
- By filling in the on-line form on the Council's website
- By emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org), or writing to, the Council's Development plan Team
You can view the detailed versions of the three documents - the Main Issues Report; the Strategic Environmental Assessment and the Monitoring Statement - which are out to consultation in the following ways:
Drop in sessions for both community groups (Parish Halls, 26 October, 8am until 6pm) and businesses (City Marketing Bureau, 11 George Square, 10 November, 9am until 5pm) are planned, at which planning staff will be available to answer questions about the process and how people can engage with it.
Copies are available in any of Glasgow's libraries; the offices of Development and Regeneration Services, 229 George Street, Glasgow or online on the Council's website www.glasgow.gov.uk/developmentplan