Design Guide for New Residential Areas

New Residential Areas
New Residential Areas

Glasgow Council’s Development and Regeneration Services and Land and Environmental Services are carrying out a consultation on the draft Design Guide for New Residential Areas (NB: ~8MB PDF).

It is a corporate interpretation of the Scottish Government’s policy document Designing Streets. The aim of the Council document is to provide developers with advice on how to obtain both planning permission and road construction consent in the most efficient manner.

It would be appreciated if you could provide your views on the draft document by responding to the questionnaire for elected members and the general public so that they can be considered in the preparation of the final draft Design Guide.  The questions asked, which can be found at, are as follows:

  1. Do you think that the document clearly identifies the new process?
  2. Do you think that the process follows a logical approach to development?
  3. Do you think the objectives as shown at the beginning of each stage, clearly identify the responsibilities of both the developer and Council?
  4. Do you think the information contained within the Housing Typology is clearly illustrated?
  5. Do you think that introducing a preliminary and a detailed Design Audit is beneficial to the overall process?
  6. Do you think that the audits are introduced at the appropriate stage within the overall process?
  7. Do you think that Glasgow’s Design Guide for New Residential Areas allows for the detailed implementation of Designing Streets principles in relation to place and movement?
  8. Do you think that the information provided in the document is laid out in a clear manner?
  9. Do you think the illustrations support and complement the advice provided in the text?
  10. Do you think that considering the RCC and planning application simultaneously will assist the development process?
  11. Are there any additional terms mentioned in the Design Guide whose meaning should also be identified and included in the Glossary?
  12. Do you have any other observations on the Design Guide?

Responses should be returned to no later than 10 September 2012.


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Dennistoun CC

Dennistoun CC's aim is to ascertain, coordinate and express the views of the wider community. It seeks to promote the Dennistoun area as a positive and inclusive neighbourhood.

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