Ambitious plans launched this week by Glasgow City Council could see more than 3,000 homes in priority areas such as the former Ruchill Hospital and Sighthill.
Plans are being put forward in the North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework for new walking and cycling links as well as encouraging local business and improving connectivity. It is hoped that the final version of the framework will guide the future development of North Glasgow.
The priorities in the document set out that the plan would
“Support the positive redevelopment of vacant land by stimulating developer interest and co-ordinating delivery, while promoting environmental improvements and meanwhile uses in the short-to-medium term.”
“Empower communities to shape the plans and developments affecting their areas”
“Promote a placemaking approach in the design of proposals and interventions, to ensure projects achieve good place quality and address the climate change objectives set out in the Development Plan.”
We are delighted to support plans for the framework as a business operating in the city and located at Speirs Wharf.
The vision is for Glasgow North to become a healthy and high quality place in which to live and work.
Not only are we working in this part of the city, already NIXON is providing quantity surveying, structural and civil engineering and architectural services to ng homes under its framework as we work to build on the positive impact which the Association makes to the lives of people in north Glasgow.
We welcome the news that more ambitious plans and investment is planned for the area.
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; and
- A Green North – An accessible and multi-functional green network where nature and communities can flourish.
A 10-week consultation on the draft North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework began on Thursday 1 October, running until 10 December, allowing people, organisations and other stakeholders in the area the opportunity to help shape the final document.
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