Best Christmas present ever


Amazing news for the Maryhill community before Christmas.  The Scottish Government ministers reject the New City Vision plans to build 90 houses on The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow. This draws a line under a long running battle to save the area from a housing development. Thanks to everyone in the local community and beyond for contributing to todays success.

The The Scottish Government report states that the main reasons for rejecting the plans for housing are 1/ Loss of Open space – inappropriate mitigation for all the multifuntional uses e.g. for schools and the community and 2/loss of biodiversity

This result will set a precedent for other areas and could help to change the policy around land and community empowerment.

We plan to keep on working with the community to build well-being and resilience and to create meaningful change in turbulent times. The Children’s Wood project was granted full planning permission for a community park and garden earlier this year and we will be approaching the council about leasing or buying the land. Our project  helps to meet the councils strategic development plan and their City Plan 3 so it would be great to work with them on this.

The Children’s Wood plans include creating a community hub and treehouse village, outdoor classroom and developing the meadow and wood.

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  1. Well done to all your volunteers,….a great result for all residents. Look forward to your progress in 2017.

    Stirling Rambling Club.

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