Glasgow opens inner east placemaking consultation
June 28 2021
Glasgow City Council has opened a consultation governing an overarching placemaking strategy for the inner east end over the coming decade.
Running until 3 September the initiative seeks to identify the key priorities, design principles and connections across a large part of the city from Cathedral Quadrant out to Shettleston.
Designed to unify the inner city districts as one cohesive unit the work will focus on the creation of walkable neighbourhoods linked by active travel routes and improved public transport by 2030. These will link between designated town centres such as Dennistoun, Bridgeton and Parkhead by promoting the use of vacant upper floors as apartments and rescuing at-risk heritage buildings.
Councillor Kenny McLean, commented: “We would like as many people as possible with an interest in Glasgow’s Inner East to take part in this consultation as this framework will help guide the area’s future development. By participating, people will help develop the area into the place they’d like it to be.”
Other opportunities identified include opening the Barras market seven days a week and environmental improvements to reactivate stalled spaces.
Degradation of street grids in favour of vehicle movements will be unpicked to improve public transport and encourage active travel
The strategy governs development across a significant chunk of the city from the Cathedral to Shettleston
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