Glasgow City Council's Executive Committee today (5 October) approved the revised City Development Plan and it will now be submitted to Scottish Ministers to progress towards its adoption.
The City Development Plan is an extremely important document for Glasgow as it provides a strategy for the efficient use of land and the provision of vital infrastructure over the next decade. Future planning applications will be considered using policies in the Plan, and investors in the private and public sectors will be aware of where development and regeneration will take place in Glasgow through the Plan.
Throughout the consultation period of the Plan, over 4,000 comments were made, and now the preparation of the Plan is coming to its final stages. Three Scottish Government Reporters have examined the Plan over the past year and their report can be read here: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34003&p=0.
In the vast majority of cases the Council's position was accepted through the Examination process, highlighting the work put into the Plan's preparation. The two most significant modifications relate to housing land requirement and in economic development areas and the Council is committed to implementing the examination recommendations that were made.
The modified City Development Plan will now be finalised and submitted to the Scottish Government for scrutiny. If the Scottish Ministers do not identify a matter that would prevent the Plan from proceeding towards adoption, then the Plan would be presented to the council's Executive Committee and if approved, would then become Glasgow's adopted Local Development Plan, replacing City Plan 2.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "We are now moving towards the final stages of the preparation of the City Development Plan for Glasgow. I look forward to its adoption and its use as a key tool in the future growth of the city."