Plan agreed to shape north Glasgow over the next 30 years

A PLAN, looking to shape the north of Glasgow over the next 30 years, has received approval from the local neighbourhood committee.

The proposals comprise four key ambitions for the area – which includes the districts of Cadder, Cowlairs, Hamiltonhill, Maryhill, Springburn and Wyndford, and has a population estimated at just under 70,000 – such as making it an attractive place that “support[s] enterprise, employment and economic inclusion”.

The other three ambitions are making the area: (1) a “thriving and sustainable neighbourhoods that support healthy living”, with (2) “excellent public transport and active links, to encourage more use of healthy travel modes and reduce car usage”; and (3) “an accessible and multi-functional green network where nature and communities can flourish”.

Says the city council, here, in an announcement: “This framework, one of six in the city, will guide the development and regeneration of the area over the next 30 years, setting out area-specific principles that will help in the determination of major planning applications and include action programmes to support the delivery of key proposals in North Glasgow.

“The draft North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework was in part shaped by a public consultation in late 2020 / early 2021, and its vision is for North Glasgow to become a healthy, high-quality and sustainable place in which to live, work and visit.”

The announcement adds: “The draft North Glasgow SDF – which can be found at – will now be referred to the council’s City Administration Committee to seek approval, and the Scottish Government will be notified, prior to adoption of North Glasgow SDF as Supplementary Guidance to the City Development Plan.”

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