The Dennistoun to Cranhill Liveable Neighbourhood Stage 2 report was published via the most recent meeting of the Environment and Liveable Neighbourhoods City Policy Committee.
The Glasgow City Council reply below is in response to queries regarding the Liveable Neighbourhoods project, the Inner East Strategic Development Framework the Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund, and Citizens’ Panels participatory funding arrangements, submitted by Dennistoun Community Council to the Director of GCC Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability.
A PDF version of the GCC reply is available here.
GCC Reply: Wednesday 18th January 2023
Firstly thank you for noting that the Dennistoun Community Council welcome the principle and proposals of the Liveable Neighbourhood Plan (LNP).Continue reading Update on Progressing Beyond The Liveable Neighbourhood Longlist
A PDF version of this submission is available here.
The below queries were submitted by Dennistoun Community Council to George Gillespie (Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council) on 7th November 2022, copied to all Dennistoun Ward and Calton Ward Councillors (Anthony Carroll, Allan Casey, Elaine McDougall, Greg Hepburn, Cecilia O’Lone, Linda Pike, and George Redmond).
Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) welcomes the principles and proposals of the GCC Connecting Communities Project and the Liveable Neighbourhood (LN) plan. DCC and its Community Councillors (CCllrs) have enthusiastically promoted and engaged with the project at all stages of consultation to date.Continue reading Progressing Beyond The Liveable Neighbourhood Longlist
Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods (LNs) are intended to transform streets into safer, more attractive spaces where everyday needs can be met locally. They are to be accessible and healthy places that allow people of all ages and abilities to play and socialise outdoors in their local area. They will prioritise people travelling actively and by public transport. They are focussed on supporting local businesses.
Dennistoun is in the first tranche of this programme of projects being introduced across Glasgow, blending the 20-minute neighbourhood concept with the place principle to respond to the current environmental, social, health and economic challenges the city faces.
Initial Liveable Neighbourhood information about the community consultation process so far can be found on DCC here.
A GCC news update dated 23rd August 2022 can be read here.
A drop-in event has been organised for Thursday 13th October between 10:00am and 4:00pm at the Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street, G31 1QW.Continue reading Liveable Neighbourhood Autumn 2022 Update
On 7 June 2022, Glasgow City Council (GCC) made the following announcement:
Options for a £23m package of investment in roads, lighting, footways, traffic signals and other vital infrastructure are being put before communities across Glasgow.
The Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund will see £1m allocated for improvements in each of the city’s 23 council wards with community representatives having a direct say on how the money will be spent.
Detailed proposals that provide costings and specifications for potential work are being presented to Area Partnership committee for all wards and members of the committee will then help to determine the priorities for their area. Area Partnerships bring together elected members at local level, public and third sector organisations, community councils and other community representatives.
The full GCC statement is here.Continue reading Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund
A PDF version of this consultation response is available here.
Vision and Principles
DCC welcomes the vision identified by the draft Inner East Strategic Development Framework (SDF):
- That the Inner East will become a series of interconnected walkable and liveable neighbourhoods, creating a vibrant, inclusive, liveable and well-connected people friendly place.
- That the Inner East will be a city district that is; climate resilient; fosters creativity and opportunity; promotes social cohesion, health and wellbeing and economic prosperity.
- A transformation of Glasgow’s Inner East that focuses on people, place and planet to meet the demands of climate change.
- To increase the East End’s appeal and attractiveness to future residents, investors, workers and visitors.
Glasgow City Council (GCC) has published a draft Strategic Development Framework (SDF) for the Inner East area. This includes Dennistoun.Continue reading Shaping the Future of Dennistoun
Glasgow City Council (GCC) recently responded to the most recent query from Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) in an ongoing dialogue regarding the Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun.
Prior related posts on this can be viewed here, here, and here. Questions below are those asked by DCC on 11th May 2021 as per the third of those linked pages. Answers are those provided by GCC on 8th June 2021.Continue reading Follow-up on Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun
An update on the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) enquiry sent on 15th March 2021 regarding the Spaces for People (SfP) ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun, asking ten questions arising.
Glasgow City Council responded on 12th April 2021. That response was discussed at the DCC planning meeting held on 13th April 2021.
DCC then submitted comments and questions in return, to GCC, on 11th May 2021. It was copied to Dennistoun Ward Councillors Allan Casey, Kim Long and Elaine McDougall; Cllr Anna Richardson (City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction); and Sustrans Scotland.
Original DCC (March 2021) questions in black; GCC (April 2021) responses in blue; latest DCC (May 2021) comments and questions in green.Continue reading Update on Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun
We write regarding the Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in Dennistoun and further to the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) Statement on Traffic and Streetscape published on Monday 7th December 2020, which was sent to all Dennistoun and Calton Ward Councillors and Cllr Anna Richardson (as City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction).
This was followed-up with further discussion at the January and February DCC meetings, which were attended by local Councillors and are minuted here: dennistouncc.org.uk/minutes.
Our most recent DCC meeting, held on 9th March 2021, was attended by more than a dozen members of the public wishing to discuss the scheme. Additionally, approximately 30 items of correspondence have been recently received by DCC, expressing a broad range of sentiments on the scheme. Many residents are greatly concerned by the lack of clear communication from GCC. Notably, some common themes have emerged, regardless of whether sentiment is broadly for or against:
- Better, safer, provision around schools is generally supported in principle;
- Better, safer, active travel provision and public transport as a general principle are supported;
- It is felt that the new no entries and one ways have rerouted traffic, for reasons that have not been clearly explained, to minimal or no obvious benefit at best, or to a clear detriment at worst;
- Reasons for particular dissatisfaction or concern include: road safety issues created arising from non-compliance of vehicular traffic; increases in volumes of traffic on roads not suited to it; removal of contraflow cycling provision and overall available roadspace; noise concerns; and potential pollution and air quality issues arising if traffic levels are not sufficiently reduced as a counter to the longer through routes created.
DCC therefore seeks answers to the following questions:Continue reading Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ Scheme in Dennistoun