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The Glasgow City Development Plan identifies six areas within the City that require a Strategic Development Framework (SDF) in order to coordinate development activity over the short, medium and long term. The City Centre is one of the six areas identified.

The SDF for the City Centre sets out:

  • A Vision for the City Centre to be a vibrant, inclusive, sustainable and liveable place. A green, attractive and walkable City Centre will ensure a people-centred place that is climate resilient, fosters creativity and opportunity and promotes social cohesion, health and wellbeing and economic prosperity.
  • Spatial Design Strategy which sets out guidance to support planning initiatives and projects, inform the design of proposals, and assist in the determination of planning applications.
  • An Action Programme to progress planning initiatives.


The Council adopted the City Centre Strategic Development Framework as Supplementary Guidance to the City Development Plan in May 2021.

The full adopted version of the City Centre SDF (May 2021) can be accessed here.



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