Meeting Minutes: 9th July 2019 and Meeting Notes: 13th August 2019

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council ordinary meeting held on Tuesday 9th July 2019 and notes from the planning meeting held on 13th August 2019 are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th October, from 7:30pm at Milnbank HA Community Flat, 1 Culloden Street, G31 3NX following the AGM at 7pm.

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Next Meeting: 10th September 2019

You are warmly invited to attend the next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council, which will take place on Tuesday 10th September 2019 from 7pm at Bluevale Community Centre, 30 Abernethy Street, G31 3SX.

The full agenda is available here. Time will be allocated for general public input.

A full list of 2019 meetings can be viewed here. Approved minutes from past meetings can be viewed here.

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Alexandra Park Festival and Parade 2019

Alexandra Park Festival
Alexandra Park Festival

Alexandra Park Festival and Parade will take place on Saturday 20th July from 12 noon until 4pm (free entry).

A fun day out for all the family. The line-up includes live music, kids activities and inflatables, a live wrestling show, food and market stalls, and much more.

A carnival parade will kick start the event and leaves City Park, Alexandra Parade at 12 noon. Come join the fun!

Many East End community groups are involved in the Alexandra Park festival be it the parade or the festival itself – these include Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, Urban Fox, FARE, Royston Youth Action, Milnbank Housing Association, PEEK, Platform’s Art Factory, RAPA and Rosemount Learning Centre.

In addition, there will be a day of fun at the Cycle Hub (by the bowling greens). It is all free. There will be food, music, an inflatable slide, bouncy castle, tennis and cycling activities including a bike maintenance drop in session. Also 12 noon until 4pm.

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Meeting Minutes: 11th June 2019

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council planning meeting held on Tuesday 11th June 2019 are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 10th September, from 7pm at Milnbank HA Community Flat, 1 Culloden Street, G31 3NX.

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Restricted Parking Zone Frequently Asked Questions

RPZ FAQ
RPZ FAQ

The full set of documentation and information about the proposed parking controls, 20 mph speed limits and various new one way streets for Dennistoun can be found in our previous post, which includes drawings and public exhibition details.

However, it is evident that a more accessible version of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document may be of use in instances where the PDF or JPEG formats are not ideal or preferred. Accordingly, the applicable FAQ information provided by Glasgow City Council is reproduced below.

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Dennistoun and Royston Restricted Parking Zone Proposal

Dennistoun and Royston Restricted Parking Zone Proposal (shown in pink, compared to existing Glasgow RPZs)
Dennistoun and Royston Restricted Parking Zone Proposal (shown in pink, compared to existing Glasgow RPZs)

Glasgow City Council is proposing parking controls, 20 mph speed limits and various new one way streets for Dennistoun as part of the ‘Dennistoun and Royston Parking Controls’ proposal. These proposals can be viewed via glasgow.gov.uk/dennistounandroyston.

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Next Meeting: 9th July 2019

You are warmly invited to attend the next ordinary meeting of Dennistoun Community Council, which will take place on Tuesday 9th July 2019 from 7pm at Milnbank HA Community Flat, 1 Culloden Street, G31 3NX.

The full agenda is available here. Time will be allocated for general public input.

A full list of 2019 meetings can be viewed here. Approved minutes from past meetings can be viewed here.

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Bellgrove Meat Market and Abattoir Site – Objection to Planning Application

Proposed Site Plan of the Bellgrove Meat Market and Abattoir Development
Proposed Site Plan of the Bellgrove Meat Market and Abattoir Development

The following objection to planning application reference 19/01220/FUL for the land at Duke Street and Bellgrove Street has been submitted to Glasgow City Council by Dennistoun Community Council, as per our ordinary meeting held on 11th June 2019.

Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) generally welcomes many aspects of the proposed development at this site, and various elements of the submission are to be commended. However, there is a serious shortcoming. This development only includes one- and two-bedroom dwellings. Not one single flat has three or more bedrooms.

Succesful placemaking and urban planning of balanced and inclusive neighbourhoods, with a diverse mix of well-supported community facilities, should account for parents wishing to raise children. An appropriate supply of homes is critical in attracting and retaining families in an area that can grow and thrive sustainably. This development represents a significant opportunity to offer new opportunities for urban family living that would be missed if it is approved without provision for a suitable mix of households.

By way of comparison to this proposal, it is noted that initial New Gorbals regeneration developments included a significant proportion of family-sized homes: half of those properties included three or more bedrooms.

DCC identifies the following GCC policies as directly relevant to this matter:

– The Glasgow City Development Plan 2017 identifies a Strategic Outcome of “A thriving and sustainable place to live and work“. It states that “We want to achieve a City that is made up of sustainable, vibrant and distinctive places which are well-designed, accessible, safe, healthy and inclusive, and which provide for the City’s growing and diverse population.” CDP 1 (‘The Placemaking principle’) identifies the need to encourage “social cohesion” and “building diversity (lifelong living)” as part of “healthy urban planning control”. CDP 10 (‘Meeting Housing Needs’) states that “The focus of the Council’s approach is on ensuring that good quality places are created, with a mix of accommodation to suit different household types“.

– The Glasgow City Council Strategic Plan 2017 to 2022 makes a commitment to “Empower our citizens, giving them a stake, and a say, in what happens in their local communities and communities of interest“. It pledges to deliver “A Thriving Economy, A Vibrant City, A Sustainable and Low Carbon City, Resilient and Empowered Neighbourhoods, A Well Governed City that Listens and Responds“.

– Glasgow City Centre Strategy 2014–19 identifes nine City Districts. This development is adjacent to two of them. Of the six Core Objectives given, one is ‘Stay and Live’, pledging “To encourage new developments […]; to attract a variety of residents including professionals, families, down-sizers and students […]“.

If GCC is to adhere to those policies, the proposed application must be rejected with a requirement that any subsequently approved development includes suitable provision for the required balance of households.

– Dennistoun Community Council

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Birkenshaw Street Planning Application

Birkenshaw Street Development - Visualisation from Cumbernauld Road looking East
Visualisation from Cumbernauld Road, looking East

Updated planning application reference 18/03663/FUL has been submitted by Create Architecture, on behalf of the developer Stanton Brook Estates, for the erection of 48 flatted dwellings, associated access, parking and open space, on land at Birkenshaw Street.

Birkenshaw Street Development - Proposed Site Plan
Proposed Site Plan

The full application can be viewed on the Glasgow City Council planning portal, here.

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Birkenshaw Street Development - Proposed Elevations (top to bottom: NE, NW, SE, SW)
Proposed Elevations (top to bottom: NE, NW, SE, SW)

The last date for comments is Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

The updated target date for a decision has not been published.

Birkenshaw Street Development - Visualisation from Birkenshaw Street looking South
Visualisation from Birkenshaw Street, looking South

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Meeting Minutes: 14th May 2019

Approved minutes of the Dennistoun Community Council planning meeting held on Tuesday 14th May 2019 are now available at dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.

Dates and details of future meetings can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/dates. The next ordinary meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th July, from 7pm at Milnbank HA Community Flat, 1 Culloden Street, G31 3NX.

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