GLASGOW City Council has approved the next step in the delivery of a blueprint for the development and regeneration of the north of the city over the next 30 years.
The North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework (SDF) aims to make the area a healthy and high-quality place in which to live and work, and has outlines priorities and desired outcomes.
North Glasgow is home to around 68,000 people and includes the neighbourhoods of Cadder, Colston, Cowlairs, Dundashill, Firhill, Gilshochill, Hamiltonhill, Lambhill, Maryhill, Milton, Parkhouse, Possilpark, Royston, Ruchill, Sighthill, Springburn, Summerston, Woodside and Wyndford.
Major projects in the area include the Sighthill and Maryhill Transformational Regeneration Areas, the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership, and the regeneration of Cowlairs, Dundashill, Hamiltonhill and the former Ruchill Hospital site. These projects will deliver more than 3,000 homes over the next decade.
Town centre public realm improvements in Possilpark, Springburn, Royston and Maryhill are proposed and a north version of the City Centre Avenues active travel scheme is outlined for main routes Maryhill Road, Springburn Road and Balmore Road.
The desired outcomes for the area are:
— A Working North: attractive and accessible business locations that support enterprise, employment and economic inclusion;
— A Liveable North: thriving, sustainable neighbourhoods that support healthy living;
— A Connected North: well-connected neighbourhoods with excellent public transport, walking and cycling links to improve accessibility and reduce car use;
— A Green North: an accessible and multi-functional green network where nature and communities can flourish.
The draft North Glasgow SDF can be viewed online.
A 10-week consultation process on the framework starts on Thursday (1 October), allowing people, organisations and other stakeholders in the area the opportunity to help shape the final document. [Details of how to take part will be added here on Thursday]
The final document will form part of Glasgow’s City Development Plan, and will be used as the basis for making decisions on planning applications in the area.
Councillor Kenny McLean, city convener for neighbourhoods, housing and public realm at Glasgow City Council, said: “This framework sets out a vision for the future development of North Glasgow, one which will help unlock the huge and unfulfilled potential of this part of the city.
“In recent years, the renewal of areas such as Sighthill and the canal corridor has shown that North Glasgow offers enormous economic, environmental, cultural and social assets and opportunities.
“With the input of local people and organisations, we can look forward to the final version of the framework guiding the future development of North Glasgow in a way that benefits everyone in the area.”