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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 1 February 2022 and the City Administration Committee on the 24 February 2022 with all documents approved. The Dennistoun-Cranhill LN and Govan-Kingston LN RIBA stage 1 reports were presented to the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction City Policy Committee on the 23 August 2022

Additional work was also undertaken in:

  • Yorkhill-Anderston LN (Yorkhill, Kelvinhaugh, Finnieston and Anderston)

On reviewing the Liveable Neighbourhoods approach and identified tranches of work, it was acknowledged that the Yorkhill to Anderston areas have a number of wider Active Travel and Streets for People projects that align with the LN Programme.

This provided an opportunity to review and collate work and to undertake a wider overarching appraisal of the geographical area with the production of a RIBA Stage 1 report. This was presented to the Environment, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction City Policy Committee on the 23 August 2022.

Tranche 2

Four areas form the second tranche:

  • Pollokshaws, Mansewood, Pollokshields West, Shawlands and Strathbungo LN
  • Greater Gorbals, Govanhill and Pollokshields East LN
  • Sighthill, Roystonhill, Germiston, Blackhill and Hogganfield LN
  • Yoker, Scotstoun, Jordanhill and Whiteinch LN

This will cover the wards of; Victoria Park, Garscadden/Scotstounhill, Dennistoun (Sighthill, Royston & Germiston only), North East, Southside Central, Govan (Tradeston only), Pollokshields and Newlands/Auldburn. RIBA Stage 0-2 activity will be undertaken in these LN areas in the first year, with this work commencing in Autumn 2022.

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:

Current Consultations

Glasgow City Council are carrying out the undernoted consultations and are seeking your views on the following proposals:

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