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SG1: Placemaking Part 1 & Part 2

Contact Development Plan

What is it?

This guidance comes in two parts, Part 1 provides the context and approach of Placemaking established in Policy CDP1. It includes:

  • an outline of the processes to be undertaken in preparing a development proposal
  • a Glasgow interpretation of Qualities of Place
  • a section on the different character environments that are evident throughout the City that help to guide how a development responds to its context

Part 2 contains detailed assessment criteria relating to physical design, this includes updated guidance on residential development to be cross referenced with the Residential Design Guidance.

It also introduces new guidance in relation to Cultural Heritage, Temporary Uses, Community Facilities and Energy Efficient Buildings.

Quick Guide to Part 2

Sustainable Development

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Inclusive Design
  • Temporary Uses
  • Community Facilities
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Development of Brownfield
    Land and Contaminated sites

Residential Development

  • Alterations to Dwellings and
    Gardens Residential Layouts
  • Residential Density
  • Conversion and Sub-division to
    Residential Use
  • Residential Development in
    Lanes and Gardens
  • Non-residential Development
    affecting Residential Areas
  • Residential Development in the
    City Centre 

Waste Storage, Recycling & Collection  

Commercial Premises

  • Commercial Uses in
    Residential Property
  • Alterations to Shops and
    Other Commercial Buildings


  • Air Quality
  • Noise
  • Outdoor Access and Play
  • Day Care Nurseries
  • Community Safety

Detailed Design

  • Building Materials
  • Tall Buildings

Public Realm

  • Public Realm
  • Lighting

Signs and Advertising


The public consultation period ended on Monday 19 June 2017.


Adopted 29 October 2018

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