How to oppose the plans to build on our Dear Wild Place

We CAN save our Dear Wild Space if we all write in to object to New City Vision’s plans to build 90 dwellings on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood. Please share this page to let everyone know how to submit 

The current plan is an update of the original application submitted back in 2012. The good news is that if you objected to the previous plan then Glasgow City Council will count that objection. So you don’t need to object again. However, you can add in extra information and send it in a separate objection letter. If you do this, remember to let the planning officer know that you want him to add this to your previous application.

Deadline for objecting: current deadline for applications 29th May

Where to send objection letters:
Ian Briggs
Planning Officer
Development and Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street

or email objection letter to

Objection letter and useful supporting documents to object to the current plans.

Here are four useful documents.  Please circulate for people to object to the planning development on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood.  Objections can come from anywhere in the world!

Document 1: a useful sheet with 8 formal objections.  This will allow you to pick and choose which objection fits with your experience.


Document 2: a template for writing your objection on 121213 Template Objection Letter

Document 3: a template letter which only requires a signature, date etc.  This is less ideal than document 2, but still is better than not sending in an objection at all  121213 Form Objection Letter

Document 4: Save North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood a document to help with submitting the objection letter

Need help filling out the application form?

Get in touch
We’ll be updating this post with times you can get help/advice/support in filling out the form
Come along to Knit Wild’s Crafternoon on the 24th of May, 1-5pm. See the flyer below
If the deadline is extended, you can get help filling out forms on the 30th May, 10-4pm at our Inequality event and during the West-end Festival, 6th June and 21st June.

Dear Wild Place

Please watch and share our film about the Children’s Wood and meadow.


Contact your local MP, MSP and councillors and ask for support

Glasgow City Council is run by a Labour administration. It is the decision of the labour party to sell the land. They could at any point throw out the application on various grounds, including the length of time it is taking New City Vision to move forward. It has now been 7 years since New City Vision became the preferred developers, and 3 years since the initial planning application was submitted. In the mean time the community of Maryhill and North Kelvin have been kept hanging around while NCV stop and start.

We are not supported by the Glasgow Labour party and believe that they have not engaged with us on this issue. It is vitally important that you get in touch with your local councillor and other politicians on this issue and ask for their support on this important matter and to put pressure on the council to throw out this application and support our plans to keep it wild. 3,000 local people were surveyed by Glasgow University over a year ago and the results revealed that over 90% do not want building on the land.


Helen Stephen, LBR
0141 287 3934
1st Tuesday of each month 5.00 pm. Dunard Primary School, 65 Dunard Street.
1st Wednesday of each month 5.30 pm. Ruchill Community Education Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.
2nd Wednesday of each month 6.00 pm. Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North.

Chris Kelly, LBR.
0141 287 7041
1st Monday each month. 5.30 pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road.
3rd Monday each month. 5.30 pm. Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street.
4th Tuesday each month. 6.00 pm. The ARC, 340-342 Ashgill Road.

Kieran Wild, GRN,
0141 287 0223
07900 134 473
1st Thursday of the month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street.
3rd Wednesday of the month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. St Charles Primary School, 13 Kelvinside Gardens.

Billy McAllister, SNP
Every Monday. 6.00pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road
2nd Thursday each month. 6.00 pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road.
3rd Tuesday each month. 4.30 pm. Ruchill Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.

Patrick Grady, SNP


Bob Doris, SNP

0141 353 0784
Surgery Times:
1st Monday of the month
Springburn Library, Kay Street, Glasgow G21 1JY – 5.30pm
2nd Monday of the month
Kelvindale Primary School, 11 Dorchester Place, Glasgow, G12 0BP – 5.30pm
Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8YE – 7pm
3rd Monday of the month
King Street Council Offices, Rutherglen, G73 1DQ – 6pm
4th Monday of the month
Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD 5pm
Bellcraig Community Centre, 10 Gorstan Street, Glasgow, G23 5QA – 6.30pm
‘Drop in’ surgeries, Glasgow City Centre – call for details on 0141 353 0784

Changes to the plan include:

All Lime trees on Clouston street to be removed and replaced
Housing on Clouston street will be wider and taller
The remaining greenspace in the centre of the meadow will belong to the developers and not to the community or council. It will be a private garden for the surrounding houses.


  1. Hi

    Not sure if I missed something but is there information about the process for submission and deadline anywhere?


    1. Thanks Erin,

      We’ve added in the deadline date which is currently sitting at 29th May. The template letter has the address to send the objection letter, but we’ve added it into the post above. The deadline may change as the newspaper notification hasn’t been published yet, so the date will most likely be extended. But we shouldn’t count on it!


  2. floaker says:

    Reblogged this on Glasgow Anarchist Federation and commented:
    Local green space under threat!

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