Planning committee site visit, 26th January

Site Visit

Glasgow City Council Planning committee will visit the meadow and wood on the 26th of January, they will then make a decision on both The Children’s Wood application to keep the land ‘wild and for the community’ and the New City Vision application to’ build 90 residences on the land ‘. The site visit will happen at 9:15am and then the hearing will be at 11am.

The site visit will NOT be happening on the 12th of January as expected. The delay in date is due to the collapse of the Glasgow City Council IT system before Christmas and letters could therefore not be sent out.

On the 26th of January, please meet on NKM and CW at 9:15am for the committee visit. Bring your banners with you and as many people as possible. We will have some activities organised for the day but a picture or banner can say a thousand words. Home baking will be greatly appreciated for the tea and coffee table. After the site visit, we will then travel to the city chamber for 11am in buses – or make your own way as before – to be outside the City Chambers for when the committee make a decision on both applications. Please join us for as much of this morning as possible.

This will be our only chance to show the planning committee the land and how valued and loved the space is to this community and that we have a plan for t’s future.

Date: 26th January 2016
9:15am North Kelvin Meadow
11am: George Square


Funding: We have been successful in funding for a paid position for the next year for a Schools and Community Engagement Officer, thanks to The Robertson Trust. We are currently applying for match funding so please let us know if you can help out. We’ll share more information soon.

Awards: We won the Highly Commended Award in the Community category of the RSPB Nature Scotland Awards 2015.

Upcoming events: on Saturday 16th January there will be banner making activities for the site visit on 26th of January. The Outdoor Learning Club will be on from 10am onwards and local residents will also be organising activities.

We’ll be sending out a separate email for other events happening over the next 5-6 months these include: community planting event, Space Programme, History of North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s wood event, The West-end Festival and our transition programmes for schools. Schools events will resume beginning of February. Wednesday playgroup and Saturday Outdoor Learning Club are on as usual, 10-12pm and open to all ages of children .Please get in touch if you’d like to help out at either of these or at our events.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with events, activities or who used and looked after the land last year. let’s make this year an even better one 🙂 Thanks also to Andrew from A. Menzies and Sons on Queen Margaret Drive for putting up our fiary lights on three of the floodlights and to everyone who helped to light them up each night for the community to enjoy. Please let us know what you thought and whether we should do it again? Thanks also to the Big Lottery for providing funding for the lights.

Committee The Children’s Wood committee is made up of 9 local people from various groups within the community. There are also various sub groups such as our education group, schools volunteers and events volunteers. If you would like to get involved in the committee please let us know. Or if you have any ideas or feedback please email us on Thanks

The Children’s Wood planning application

North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood is used by many people in the local community and beyond. People feel like this is their land and we want to keep it that way. Thanks to Architect and Planning Consultant Alex Macgregor, our planning application seeks to maintain and enhance the wildness of the space and to facilitate the use of the land by the wider community for outdoor learning, fun and to build community across all generations and groups within the community. We hope the Children’s Wood application gets accepted on the 26th of January and that the New City Vision plan gets rejected.

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