Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 131, 16 March 2023

Get your skates on.

Last call for a few Liveable Neighbourhood consultations. There’s a bit longer for Castle Semple at Lochwinnoch. Also, a skatepark proposal re-emerges under the M74.

(new consultations in bold – link jumps to article)

Section 1: Current Consultations

  1. Liveable Neighbourhoods – Yoker to Whiteinch
  2. Liveable Neighbourhoods – Royston to Hogganfield
  3. Castle Semple Country Park Vision
  4. Devon Street Urban Park

Section 2: Consultation Feedback

  1. Local Development Plan Newsletter 71

Section 3: TROs

  1. East Dunbartonshire TROs
  2. Glasgow City TROs

Section 1: Current Consultations
(in date order for responses)

1.1: Liveable Neighbourhoods – Yoker to Whiteinch

Council: Glasgow City.
Areas: Yoker, Scotstoun, Jordanhill and Whiteinch.
Subject: A Liveable Neighbourhoods area in the north-west of the city. These areas featured in a recent cycling video by John Munro of Birmingham University. Within it, he highlighted the gap in cycling provision between the end of the old railway path at South St and the busy Thornwood Roundabout on Dumbarton Rd. Meanwhile, the former Jordanhill Training College site is one of the bigger new housing developments in the wider area. The MyGLN website seems to have been set up for this Liveable Neighbourhood and Royston to Hogganfield. It’s run by the companies Mott MacDonaldUrban Movement and New Practice. The latter recently paid tribute to Emma Newman on Twitter.
Website links: Yoker to Whiteinch LN consultation page.
Deadline: 19 March 2023.

1.2: Liveable Neighbourhoods – Royston to Hogganfield

Council: Glasgow City.
Areas: Royston, Sighthill, Germiston, Blackhill and Hogganfield.
Subject: Neighbourhoods in the north-east of the city between the M8 and the railway. Furthest west is Sighthill, which is nearing completion after a total rebuild in the last few years. East of Springburn Road are Royston and Germiston and their main street, Royston Rd. It hasn’t got any cycling infrastructure on the flat but was the subject of a project by Rosemount Development Trust in 2021. Where Royston Rd climbs up to Blackhill there’s the Spaces for People cycle lanes. Another project, Flourishing Molendinar, have big plans for Blackhill, Cumbernauld Rd (by Hogganfield Park) and the bridge to Smithycroft/Riddrie. Hogganfield Loch is part of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park (PDF map). So, better links to the rest of Glasgow would have wider benefits for people going to/from North Lanarkshire.
Website links: Royston to Hogganfield LN consultation page.
Deadline: 19 March 2023.

1.3: Castle Semple Country Park Vision

Council: Renfrewshire.
Area: Castle Semple Country Park, Lochwinnoch.
Subject: “Local residents and businesses are being invited to share their views on the tourism potential of Castle Semple Country Park in Lochwinnoch.” Active travel and a possible cycle hub are included in the survey questions. NCN7 runs past the loch on a former railway line, linking to Kilburnie, Johnstone and Paisley. However, active travel access between the park and other places, like Howwood, can be a bit patchy. The ‘virtual consultation event’ is similar to a previous one for Make Your Way.
Website links: Castle Semple virtual consultation.
Deadline: 26 March 2023.

1.4: Devon Street Urban Park

Devon St map

Organisation: Glasgow Urban Sports (GUS).
Area: Southside between Eglinton St and Pollokshaws Rd.
Subject: Formerly GUS M74, now revised and renamed… The Devon Street Urban Park project is a proposal from Glasgow Urban Sports (GUS), a community led organisation, that aims to transform an unused area of land under the canopy of the M74 motorway, on the southside of Glasgow, to create a new public urban park and community leisure space. While the project still involves building a skatepark it seems to have broadened out a bit to gain more community support. There are new partner organisations on board and a new survey to fill in.
Featured: Digest 92, Item 1.14.
Website links: Devon St survey, new GUS website.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

2: Consultation Feedback

2.1: Local Development Plan Newsletter 71

Council: East Dunbartonshire.
Subject: Updates related to EDC’s LDP2 (which is already approved and adopted). Only two this time but both of interest for active travel – one is EDC’s take on National Planning Framework 4. The other is a webpage for EDC’s upcoming Active Travel Strategy with plenty of evidence from previous consultation.
Website links: LDP Newsletter 71.

3: Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders

3.1: East Dunbartonshire TROs

East Dunbartonshire Council logo

Areas: Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Clachan of Campsie and Kirkintilloch.
Subject: Orders about parking restrictions, electric charging and speed limits.
Website links: East Dunbartonshire TROs.

3.2: Glasgow City Traffic Calming/TROs

Glasgow City Council logo

Areas: City-wide.
Subject: TROs: Raeberry St stopping up order is out for consultation until 24 March 2023.
Traffic calming: Three current schemes for Greenfield Avenue/Inveresk St, Waulkglen Road and Boghall Road.
Website links: Glasgow City Proposed TROsGlasgow City Proposed Traffic Calming Schemes.