Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 149, 30 November 2023

If at first you don’t succeed…

Happy St Andrew’s Day.

Closing today – a consultation in Argyll and Bute plus two Liveable Neighbourhood plans for the Southside of the city.

Glasgow also has a glut of guidance, frameworks and traffic orders. North Lanarkshire looks at speed limits in Seven Lochs Wetland Park. Renfrewshire has a few more tries at taming traffic.

We’re still working on the new Digest (apologies for any stray test posts last week).

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

1.1: Oban Town Centre North Active Travel

Council: Argyll & Bute.
Subject: Early stages of project to explore opportunities for new active travel improvements around The Corran Esplanade and George Street in Oban. 
Website links: Oban Town Centre North Active Travel webpageOban North AT boardsOban North AT ‘virtual exhibition’ and Oban North AT survey (one page).
Deadline: TODAY, 30 November 2023.

1.2: Greater Gorbals to Pollokshields East Liveable Neighbourhoods

Pollokshields East–Gorbals LN visuals
Visualisations of the three LN projects (not sure if Gorbals is Greater or not?)

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: “Projects include: Destination Laurieston; Crown Street Retail Park Links and Re-imagining Albert Drive Streetscape.” The Lauriston project is by the South City Way between the Five Ways/Brazen Head junction and the Citizens’ Theatre on Gorbals St (A730). It would provide outside space at the railway arches on Cleland Lane. Consultation events have already finished.
Website links: LN Design Workbook (see pages 1–9) and LN Stage 2 survey.
Deadline: TODAY, 30 November 2023.

1.3: Mansewood to Shawlands Liveable Neighbourhoods

Mansewood to Shawlands Liveable Neighbourhoods – preview of three plans
Visualisations of the three Mansewood to Shawlands LN projects

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: “Projects include: Transforming Kildrostan Triangle; Creating Safer Routes: Mansewood & Hillpark and Improving Connections: Shawlands and Strathbungo. Events have already taken place.
Website links: LN Design Workbook (see pages 10–22) and LN Stage 2 survey.
Deadline: TODAY, 30 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: Paisley town centre junction improvements

Council: Renfrewshire.
Subject: Changes to remove filter lanes at junctions at either end of Gauze St, Paisley. One by Paisley Abbey and the other on Glasgow Rd (A726) by St Mirin’s RC Cathedral. Both plans would add crossings, increase space for walking and, to an extent, cycling. They’re within the area of Paisley First, the town centre Business Improvement District (BID) who shot down plans for segregated cycleways on nearby Causeyside St. So, these slight improvements may still need support.
Website links: Paisley town centre junction improvements page, Glasgow Rd junction plan and Gauze St/Cotton St junction plan. Respond by email:
Deadline: 22 December 2023.

1.6: East Kilbride South Neighbourhood Planning 2023

Council: South Lanarkshire.
Subject: Local planning project about a wide range of issues including transport and public spaces. Intended for residents of the southern part of East Kilbride – doesn’t mention neighbourhoods but presumably Greenhills, Whitehills, Mossneuk, etc.
Website links: EK South Neighbourhood Planning webpage and EK South Neighbourhood Planning survey.
Deadline: 30 December 2023.

1.7: Supplementary Guidance SG6: Green Belt and Green Network

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: A side salad served with the City Development Plan. Detailed guidance on… “development in the Green Belt, the enhancement of the green network, the protection of open space… provision of open space to support new development, …the role of contributions from new development in delivering… different types of open space.” Includes scoring tables and maps of city greenspace provision.
Website links: SG6 consultation draft and SG6 survey.
Deadline: 18 January 2024.

1.8: Supplementary Guidance SG12: Delivering Development

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: A side dish served with the City Development Plan (probably chips). “Further detailed guidance, including the mechanisms the Council will use to secure contributions to deliver the Clyde Fastlink project, a public transport scheme intended to enhance public transport access along the Clyde Waterfront.” Includes tables categorising different sizes of development and financial contributions for each type. There are no maps but it’s probably the same route via the Squinty Bridge to Govan as in TROs from several years ago. There are currently developments proposed and being built along the route around Central Quay and Yorkhill.
Website links: SG12 consultation draft and SG12 survey.
Deadline: 18 January 2024.

1.9: 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.

1.10: Greater Easterhouse Strategic Development Framework

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: “The SDF for Greater Easterhouse identifies key issues and opportunities in the area, and sets the vision and framework for future development in line with the spatial policies of the City Development Plan and the National Planning Framework 4.”
Website links: Greater Easterhouse SDF page and Greater Easterhouse SDF survey.
Deadline: 5 February 2024.

1.11: Greater Pollok Local Development Framework

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: “The Vision for Greater Pollok includes… movement and travel infrastructure, town centres, local shopping, facilities, housing, and economic development areas green spaces and initiatives which tackle climate change. Following extensive community engagement, which ended in September 2022, the Draft Greater Pollok LDF document is now complete.”
Website links: Greater Pollok LDF page and Greater Pollok LDF survey.
Deadline: 5 February 2024.

1.12: School Street Trial, Hurlford

Organisation: Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA).
Subject: School Streets trial in Academy Street and Union Street, Hurlford. Temporary bollards and reduction in parking spaces directly in front of Hurlford Primary School.
Website links: Hurlford School Streets webpage and (very short) School Streets survey.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

Section 2: Consultation Feedback

2.1: Glasgow Bike Hire Scheme Hits 2.5million Hires

Organisation: nextbike by TIER (in partnership with Glasgow City Council).
Subject: A milestone for the hire bikes – from just under half a million hires from 2014–18 to about a million during the last two years. The network has expanded beyond the original target of providing 1,000 bikes at 100 hire stations. Five new stations have recently been installed: People’s Palace; Pollokshaws Road (next to Pollok Country Park); Blythswood Square (north east corner); Shields Road Subway Station and Glasgow Kelvin College East End Campus. A further station is due on Clyde Place next to the King George V Bridge. Nine existing stations will also be upgraded to include docking stations for e-bikes.
Website links: Glasgow Bike Hire Scheme Hits 2.5million Hires article.

Section 3: Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders

3.1: East Dunbartonshire TROs

Website links: East Dunbartonshire TROs. Disabled parking spaces, some experimental School Streets and restrictions/speed limits around Canniesburn Toll.

3.2: Glasgow City TROs & Traffic Calming

Website links: Glasgow City Proposed TROs and Glasgow City Proposed Traffic Calming Schemes. Orders for recent consultations including Wallacewell Rd/NEATR Phase 1 and St George’s Rd/Clarendon Place (Connecting Woodside). Also, a temporary order for next phase of works on South City Way (to Trongate).

3.3: North Lanarkshire TROs

Website links: North Lanarkshire Live Consultations. Includes proposals for lower speed limit on Gartcosh Rd (A752)/Townhead Rd in the Seven Lochs Wetland Park. A driver collided with a tree near the entrance to Drumpellier Country Park during the summer, which may have fed into the plans. Nearby Gartloch Rd went from 60 to 40mph in 2016.