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Overview

Liveable Neighbourhoods (LN) is Glasgow's approach to blending the 20-minute neighbourhood concept with the place principle. The City Council will work with and enable communities to improve their areas through the formation of Liveable Neighbourhood Plans. This process was initiated in Summer 2021 with the publication of the LN Toolkit. Followed by in-person and digital community engagement in October/November 2021 and February 2022.

Through six tranches of work, LN plans will cover every area of Glasgow. Following the RIBA process, LN Plans will both identify existing activity and propose new interventions which align with the four themes of LN:

  • Local Town Centres
  • Everyday Journeys
  • Active Travel
  • Streets for People

The global climate crisis as well as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on local neighbourhoods and town centres highlighting the importance of local public space within our city and the need to re-prioritise the balance of our streets. It is possible to rebalance the way streets are designed and used, to make them more people friendly and better for socialising and improving commercial activity. But also to place active travel and public transport as a first choice whilst maintaining the transport needs of the city.

Tranche 1

Four areas formed the first tranche, these are:

  • Ruchill-Cowlairs LN (Ruchill, Hamiltonhill, Possilpark, Port Dundas and Cowlairs)
  • Langside-Toryglen LN (Langside, Battlefield, Mount Florida, King's Park and Toryglen)
  • Dennistoun-Cranhill LN (Dennistoun, Haghill, Carntyne, Riddrie and Cranhill)
  • Govan-Kingston LN (Greater Govan, Ibrox and Kingston)

RIBA Stage 1 reports for the Ruchill-Cowlairs LN and Langside-Toryglen LN areas alongside a LN Strategic Business Case were presented at the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction City Policy Committee on the 1st of February and the City Administration Committee on the 24th of February with all documents approved. The publication of the Dennistoun-Cranhill LN and Govan-Kingston LN stage 1 reports have been delayed due to the pre-election and executive formation period, but will be published here in due course.

Glasgow's Transport Strategies

The Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan and the Active Travel Strategy and are both part of a suite of transport related plans and documents which will:

  • Create a modern, resilient and sustainable transport system for Glasgow.
  • Help transform the city into a more inclusive, liveable and attractive place for residents, businesses and visitors.

This suite of transport related documents includes:

Next Steps

Work is now underway to produce RIBA Stage 2 reports for Ruchill-Cowlairs LN, Langside-Toryglen LN, Dennistoun-Cranhill LN and Govan-Kingston LN.

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