Liveable Neighbourhood Consultation

Glasgow's Liveable Neighbourhoods
Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods

A Liveable Neighbourhood supports living, working, commerce and culture within its area; encourages sustainable transport to move around it; and has a distinct character. Liveable Neighbourhoods are also known as 20-minute neighbourhoods, where people can meet their everyday needs within a short walk or cycle.

Glasgow’s Liveable Neighbourhoods will be accessible and healthy places that allow people of all ages and abilities, to play and socialise outdoors in their local area, as well as making walking, cycling and public transport the first choice.

Liveable Neighbourhood Key Themes
Liveable Neighbourhood Key Themes

Collective Architecture and Arcadis are working with Glasgow City Council to develop the first tranche of Liveable Neighbourhoods for the City which includes the Dennistoun, Haghill, Riddrie, Carntyne and Cranhill area.

Proposed Liveable Neighbourhood Areas
Proposed Liveable Neighbourhood Areas

Participation is invited at the following Community Consultation events:

  • Riddrie and Carntyne – 2nd December 11.00 am to 5.00pm at Carntyne Parish Church.
  • Haghill – 8th December 9.00 am to 1.00pm at Bluevale Community Hall.
  • Dennistoun – 17th December 11.00 am to 5.00pm at Reidvale Centre.
  • TBC – mid-January 2022 at Cranhill Development Trust.

Between the Community Consultations and a Neighbourhood Consultation in late Spring, there is an aim to produce a Story Book which will travel between schools and libraries in the Neighbourhood, the format of which will depend on the outcomes from the Community Consultations.

To register interest, or if you have any questions, send an email noting your name and choice of event (plus organisation details, if applicable) to Chris Stewart of Collective Architecture via c.stewart@collectivearchitecture.co.uk.

You can read about the project at dennistountocranhillln.commonplace.is and add pins on a map to create a list of physical interventions that would help improve our neighbourhood and help reduce the city’s dependency on motor vehicles.

Commonplace Liveable Neighbourhood Map
Commonplace Liveable Neighbourhood Map

You can also contribute by completing the Place Standard survey which can be found at placestandard.scot/start/dennistoun-to-cranhill. This tool is used to assess the quality of a place. It consists of 14 questions which cover both physical elements and social aspects. There are prompts to help you answer the questions. At the end of the set of questions, you will receive your own summary in the form of a shape or compass diagram that can be downloaded as a pdf.

Place Standard - Physical Elements and Social Aspects
Place Standard – Physical Elements and Social Aspects

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Transport Strategy Consultation

Transport Strategy 2021 Draft Policy Framework
Transport Strategy 2021 Draft Policy Framework

Consultation open until Friday 26th November 2021. Update on 22 Nov: The consultation period for the Glasgow Transport Strategy: Draft Policy Framework has been extended by a week to midnight Friday 3rd December 2021.

Glasgow City Council is developing a suite of new transport-related plans and strategies. As part of the overarching Glasgow Transport Strategy, a Draft Policy Framework has been produced for discussion and consultation with stakeholders, community representatives and the public. This will inform the final Policy Framework, to be published in 2022. It will also be supported by a Glasgow Transport Strategy: Spatial Delivery Framework, which will also be consulted on in 2022.

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Response to Inner East Strategic Development Framework Consultation

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.
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Shaping the Future of Dennistoun

Inner East Strategic Development Framework
Inner East Strategic Development Framework

Glasgow City Council (GCC) has published a draft Strategic Development Framework (SDF) for the Inner East area. This includes Dennistoun.

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Follow-up on Spaces for People ‘Low Traffic Neighbourhood’ scheme in 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.

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Update 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.

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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:

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Statement on Traffic and Streetscape

A PDF version of this statement is available here.

Context

Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) is keen to see improvements in our streetscape to help create better safer streets for all as part of a thriving sustainable future for Dennistoun.

In recent months this has been primarily via communication with Councillors. Prior to that, DCC has requested that Glasgow City Council carry out a full review of and consultation on traffic and parking issues in Dennistoun. This has been met with some positive engagement but clear strategy and messaging has not been forthcoming. DCC therefore understands the confusion and frustration voiced by some residents when hearing of recent RPZ and LTN proposals.

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Flight Path Drop-in Meeting

Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport

Dennistoun Councillor Kim Long has arranged a drop-in meeting with Glasgow Airport in relation to the new flightpath consultation, to allow members of the public to meet directly with airport staff and find out how these changes may affect them. This meeting will be held between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday 28th March at Whitehill Secondary School, Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, G31 2QF.

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Glasgow Airport Consultations

 

Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport are undertaking a consultation regarding proposed changes to approach and departure flight paths and procedures arising from updates to air traffic control navigation systems due to take place in 2019. Dennistoun Community Council has been identified as a consultee.

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