Great news. An amazing 143 objections look to have had a significant effect. Many thanks to all who put one in and the overwhelming support. Against the odds the Planning Application Committee, unanimously asked for a Hearing and Site Visit. That was even after a supportive presentation of the proposal for flats and recommendation to accept to application by NRS.
Now two of us will get a three minute slot to challenge the proposals and show that a green, open, public space will be better for all and Glasow, for this valuable publicly owned plot. It will be our first formal opportunity to do so, to Councillors, after four years and site ownership by City Property.
Please let others know about this big step forward. Dates for Hearng andVisit will be posted, when known,
Creating a place for People and Nature
- SAVING the Trees as a basis for connection with our natural green world and biodiversity
- SAVING the fine Mural artwork, admired by locals, visitors and worldwide tourists alike
- BUILDING a community, with attractive venue to meet friends, neighbours, visitors and have chance encounters; to read, relax and refresh
- Boost health, wellbeing and ease loneliness
- Children, family and dog friendly environment
- Carbon and vehicle pollutants mitigation, with local climate control and rain water drainage
- Attract custom and tourists to businesses at a green destination space in solid building line
- Site for local fairs, markets and entertainment
- Room for a Miyawaki style mini urban forest
- Space to build an active travel Mobility Hub
- Potential for educational installations referring to slave trade recognition, Covid-19 pandemic
- Opportunity for resident planting and upkeep
- Assembly point for City Halls (&OFM) patrons
In their own words…
Foreword ‘acute need to radically improve public space for both people and nature,’ (p59) Strategic approach
Create a network of high quality public open spaces (City Development Plan)
“..making Glasgow the best place to raise a family, to start a business, to live a good life – …to attract more individuals and families, …surrounded by great public spaces with easy access to nature,”
Councillor Susan Aitken, City Centre Living Strategy Foreword
“.. the prize of “green space for all”
“.. if we don’t respond to the climate emergency now, the cost later, .., will be so much higher.”
“.. done well every pound spent on these interventions will also deliver multiple benefits..”Council Leader Susan Aitken, The Herald on Sunday 12/09/21
To create a Park in the Merchant City district of Glasgow by converting what is currently a Car Park with twenty mature trees and a world famous mural into a green space for the benefit of the Community and visitors alike.
Read more about our vision in a recent article in The Herald’s Agenda column.
We’re looking for help with all sorts of things as we bring our plans together. Contact us if you can help in any way!