Running on empty…
Unfortunately, this Digest is even later than other recent issues as it’s become a struggle for your author to find time for them. This issue has less info than previous ones so it’s quicker to produce. The format of the Digest will have to change further to make it sustainable in future.
1.1: Ayrshire Central, Irvine – Final plans
Council: North Ayrshire.
Subject: Final plans for this housing development on the site of former residencies at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine.
Featured: Digest 136, 1.3.
Website links: Ayrshire Central, Irvine Final Plans Consultation.
Deadline: 5 November 2023 (by email to email@example.com or by phone).
1.2: Gallowhill, Paisley – proposed one-way system
Area: Gallowhill, Paisley (not to be confused with Garrowhill in the East End of Glasgow).
Subject: Proposed one-way system for a neighbourhood in north-east Paisley. A clockwise loop on Montgomery Road/Netherhill Cottages around Gallowhill Primary School – apparently, to help with bus links (McGills reinstating their 64 route).
Website links: Gallowhill one-way proposals.
Deadline: 10 November 2023 (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone or in writing).
1.3: Regional Active Travel Strategy
Organisation: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).
Subject: SPT are a key funder for active travel, especially outside Glasgow. They say they want to hear “feedback on the key opportunities and problems associated with walking, wheeling and cycling across the west of Scotland.” So, it’s an important chance to ask for missing routes between/around towns and villages in the region.
Website links: Regional Active Travel Strategy webpage, ‘project purpose’ Storymap and ATS public survey.
Deadline: 12 November 2023.
1.4: City Centre Strategy
Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: City Centre Strategy (CCS) 2024-2030 “brings together the “Big Moves” that will transform Glasgow’s city centre in the short to medium term.” Redevelopments include both Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Centre, major housing developments along the Clyde, further Avenues and recommendations from the District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs).
Website links:City Centre Strategy document (PDF, 7.6MB) and CCS survey.
Featured: Digest 128, 1.4 (DRFs).
Deadline: 3 December 2023.
1.5: My Neighbourhood, My City – Place Standard Survey
Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: Survey for the new City Development Plan (Glasgow’s land-use plan), which will decide where new homes, schools, businesses and open spaces should be located. The Place Standard tool gathers rates different factors about a neighbourhood to identify issues. Responses will inform the Evidence Report for the plan.
Website links: MNMC Place Standard survey (and City Development Plan 2 web hub).
Deadline: 1 February 2024.
1.6: North East Active Travel Routes (NEATR) UPDATED
Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: Updated plans for protected cycle lanes using width on Wallacewell Rd, Northgate Rd, Broomfield Rd, Balornock Rd and Red Road. Also, kerbs protection at junctions and some interesting crossings (including to a school).
Featured: Digest 15, 1.1.
Website links: NEATR Storymap.
Deadline: No obvious deadline (previous consultation took place in 2018 so this new process may just be for info).
1.7: East Kilbride town centre: A new vision
Council: South Lanarkshire.
Subject: Redevelopment demolishing Centre West for housing, with a new north-south street put next to it. Other demolitions would create space for a new town square and car parking by the Queensway trunk road.
Website links: EK consultation boards and EK questionnaire.
Deadline: No obvious deadline but events finished late September.
1.8: Waiting to Happen (junctions consultation)
Company: New Practice (architecture practice the late Emma Burke Newman worked with).
Subject: Community engagement about junctions on Clyde St – Gorbals St at the Clutha Vaults pub, Albert Bridge (by the High Court) and George V bridge/Broomielaw (by the casino).
Featured: Digest 141, 1.7.
Website links: Waiting to Happen consultation page.
Deadline: No obvious deadline (but New Practice say they’ll review the submissions and present to councillors).
Section 2: Consultation Feedback
None this time.
Section 3: Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders
3.1: East Dunbartonshire TROs
Website links: East Dunbartonshire TROs.
3.2: Glasgow City TROs & Traffic Calming
3.3: North Lanarkshire TROs
Website links: North Lanarkshire Live Consultations.