We received an email from Glasgow City Council planning officer Ian Briggs on the 24th of September 2015. The email informs us that both our planning application 15/01223/DC “Use of site as community woodland and park (sui Generis)” and the New City Vision plan 12/00924/DC “Erection of residential development with associated parking, landscaping and vehicular access and demolition of existing structures.” are scheduled to be presented at the Planning Applications Committee on the 20th of October 2015.
The Department’s reports and recommendations are currently being prepared, and will be available on the Friday before the committee meeting, 16th October. This will tell us what the planning officer is recommending i.e. whether they will accept or reject our plan for a community woodland and park, and whether they will accept or reject the developers plans for 90 residences on the land.
We will post more information on here about the timings and we invite you all to George Square on the 20th to show the strength of feeling in the community and beyond for saving the meadow and wood as a community resource. Please keep checking the website for more information.
We were initially told that both the developer’s New City Vision and our own planning application would be considered at the end of July — and since then this continued to slip. Most recently we understood the applications would be considered on the 29th September. We have now learned the date will be 20th October. Thank you for all of your support and words of encouragement.
Wednesday playgroups, 10-12pm
Tuesday schools events, various
Saturday morning outdoor learning club, 10-12pm
31st October: Halloween lantern parade and shadow puppet show, bat identification, pumpkin soup, meadow and wood in the dark
23rd – 29th November: Book Week events in the Children’s Wood
29th November: Showing of the Divide: What Happens When the Rich Get Richer
Date TBC: Make my Council Fair campaign Glasgow Equality Trust and Children’s Wood