Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 153, 22 February 2024

A77 Active Corridor - Phase 3 consultation visualisation

Bearing East?

East Renfrewshire take their cycle tracks into town. East Dunbartonshire turn their back on the Bearsway to go rural. Moves to improve Glasgow’s air quality and conserve areas of North Lanarkshire. City streetspace allocation – favouring buses over bikes?

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 151, 25 January 2024

Proposed development at former ExxonMobil site, Bowling

“The best laid schemes

…o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley.” Happy Burns Night! Rabbie lived in Dumfries for a while and this first issue of 2024 includes events on Galloway and Ayrshire’s hopes to become a new national park (before the bid goes to the Scottish Parliament). Also, there are updates on two City Deal plans for “relief roads” with question marks about active travel links around them.

In the Southside, there’s a day of workshops in Govanhill. A few pre-consultations for development plans close soon, followed by the Development Frameworks for Pollok and Easterhouse. Nextbike have a survey about new hire station locations. Traffic Orders have started to re-appear, including ones for Avenues Plus.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 150, 14 December 2023

Paisley Abbey from the south east (Cotton St)

Stitching it together…

Plans for a few Paisley landmarks to connect with more green space. Glasgow has guidance on green belt, delivery, place and a few Development Frameworks. East Dunbartonshire gathers evidence at events for its Local Development Plan 3. Also, neighbourhood plans in East Kilbride and school streets in East Ayrshire.

The new look Digest is still coming together as well – hopefully in the New Year.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 149, 30 November 2023

Greater Pollok Community Hub

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).

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 147, 4 November 2023

City Centre Strategy graphic

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.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 146, 19 October 2023

Visualisation of Ayrshire Central gatehouses off Kilwinning Rd, Irvine

Out of the rubble…

As destruction dominates the news abroad and in parts of the UK, there’s little solace to be found. However, this issue has a few consultations with plans for new construction following demolitions in North Glasgow and North Ayrshire. Also, renewal for a town centre in South Lanarkshire. In Glasgow, there are plans for city centre junctions and a ‘conversation’ event in the Southside. Elsewhere, there’s a one-way system proposed in Renfrewshire.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 145, 05 October 2023

Wallacewell Rd, Barmulloch showing cycle lane markers and parking

Wheels turning…

As the engine revving goes on in Westminster, active travel consultations continue in the West of Scotland. One is for infrastructure that could be seen as levelling up for the North(-East of Glasgow). There’s more voting in the East End and Southside as locals have a say in how to spend funding. There are other city plans and town centre transformations in South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

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Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 144, 21 September 2023

Proposed plan of East Kilbride town centre

Edgy centres…

There are plans for redeveloping both towns and neighbourhood centres in this issue. Information varies from big budget visuals in South Lanarkshire to the ‘secret squirrel’ approach in Renfrewshire. Many of them are in areas which don’t always get the spotlight, either in the ‘shires’ or the edges of the city. Even the latest Avenues project is at the edge of the city centre. Also, there’s a less edgy (but important) city strategy and North Lanarkshire’s development plan and new crossings. Plus, a Dutch-style junction comes to East Renfrewshire…

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