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North Glasgow Strategic Development Framework Update


A Glasgow City Council committee has reviewed the final version of the North Glasgow (SDF) Strategic Development Framework.

This framework, one of six for the city, will guide the development and regeneration of the area over the next 30 years, setting out area-specific principles that will help determine key planning applications and include programs for action to support the delivery of key proposals in North Glasgow.

The North Glasgow SDF project was partly shaped by public consultation in late 2020/early 2021, and its vision is for North Glasgow to become a healthy, high quality and sustainable place in which to live, work and visit.

The SDF has four key results as its main objectives:

  • A Working North – attractive and accessible places of business that support business, employment and economic inclusion
  • A livable North – thriving and sustainable neighborhoods that support healthy living
  • A Connected North – an area with excellent public transport and active connections, to encourage increased use of healthy travel modes and reduce car use
  • A Green North – an accessible, multifunctional green network where nature and communities can thrive.

The North Glasgow SDF reflects the policies of the city’s development plan, sets principles to guide development and supports the delivery of initiatives such as the City Deal work at Sighthill and Canal/North Gateway, the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership and the Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRA). at Sighthill and Maryhill. It sets out the following vision and key outcomes for this area of ​​the city.

Councilor Kenny McLean, responsible for housing, development, built heritage and land use at Glasgow City Council, said: ‘The North Glasgow Strategic Development is a long-term plan which will guide future development of this area of ​​the city, building on the extensive work currently underway at various sites. North Glasgow is an area with underutilized assets, and this framework will help us realize them, benefiting not just local communities, but the city as a whole.

The North Glasgow SDF scheme will now be referred to the council’s City Management Committee for approval, and the Scottish Government will be advised before the North Glasgow SDF is adopted as further guidance to the town’s development plan. town.