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Supplementary Guidance

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What is it?

Scottish Government states that Supplementary Guidance (SG) can be part of the Development Plan.  SG provides further detail on the policies or proposals that are in the development plan (Circular 6/2013). 

Development plans focus on vision, the spatial strategy and overarching policies, SG contains detailed material relevant to plan polices.

Each policy in the Glasgow City Development Plan (CDP) has a corresponding piece of SG with the exception of Policy CDP2 Sustainable Spatial Strategy. Instead of a single document, the SG for Policy CPD2 will take the form of area specific spatial development strategies and masterplans, see 'Spatial Guidance Currently Being Prepared' below.

Consultation and status

All of the SG has now undergone public consultation, with the exception of the Spatial Supplementary Guidance (see below). Eight pieces of SG have now been adopted by the council. A further three pieces of SG are currently being revised as a result of the consultation exercises, see 'Interim Planning Guidance' below. Until these final three pieces of guidance can be adopted the Council will operate Interim versions of the guidance which are called Interim Planning Guidance (IPG).

These IPG's have the corresponding SG number, i.e. SG3 = IPG3. Once these final three pieces of guidance have been adopted the Interim Guidance will be replaced by the Supplementary Guidance.

The consultation versions of the outstanding SG'S can be viewed via the consultation hub at Completed Consultations.  

A suite of topic based supplementary guidance has been prepared to sit alongside the new Plan below.

Adopted Supplementary Guidance

SG 1: Placemaking Parts 1 and 2SG 9: Historic Environment
SG 4: Network of CentresSG 10: Meeting Housing Needs
SG 5: Resource ManagementSG 11: Sustainable Transport
SG 7: Natural EnvironmentSG 8: Water Environment

Guidance operating as Interim Planning Guidance

IPG 3: (SG 3) Economic DevelopmentIPG 12: (SG 12) Delivering Development
IPG 6: (SG 6) Green Belt & Green Network 

Spatial Guidance currently being prepared

The following spatial guidance is currently being prepared and will be adopted through the life of the Plan:

Strategic Development FrameworksLocal Development Frameworks
City CentreDrumchapel
Glasgow NorthSouth Central
Greater Easterhouse 
Inner East 
River Clyde 

A timetable for production and consultation on the Spatial Guidance will be published shortly


The Supplementary Guidance maps illustrate all the relevant spatial implications for that particular piece of guidance.  These maps should be read in conjunction with the City Development Plan : Policy and Proposals Map and Open Space Map:

OnlinePDF Version
SG3 - Economic DevelopmentSG3 - Economic Development
SG4 - Network of CentreSG4 - Network of Centre
IPG6 - Green Belt/Green NetworkIPG6 - Green Belt/Green Network
SG7 - Natural EnvironmentSG7 - Natural Environment
SG9 - Historic EnvironmentSG9 - Historic Environment
SG11 - Public Transport Accessibility             
IPG12 - Delivering DevelopmentIPG12 - Delivering Development
Policy and Proposals MapPolicy and Proposals Map
Open Space PAN65Open Space PAN65



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