Examination and Strategic Development Plan Approval
Scottish Ministers' approve, with modifications, the first Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan
Please note that the Scottish Ministers have today approved, with modifications, the first Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan.
The plan as modified is constituted as the Strategic Development Plan for the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Development Plan Area from the 29 May 2012.
Strategic Development Plan Examination Report Submitted to Scottish Ministers
The Reporters appointment to conduct the examination of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan have completed the examination and have submitted their report to Scottish Ministers for their consideration.
The Reporters considered 36 issues arising from unresolved representations. In each case they took account of the summaries of the representations and the responses, as prepared by the authority, and the original representations.
The Reporters conclusions and recommendations in relation to each issue are included in their report.
The Reporters did not require to hold any hearing or inquiry sessions, but requested additional information about a number of matters and have recommended that modifications should be made to the plan arising from 18 of the 36 issues.
The Reporters have invited the Strategic Development Plan Authority to respond to information received from other parties regarding the housing need and demand assessment and the all-tenure housing requirement. Following receipt of that response, the Reporters will consider whether they will also require to hold a hearing or inquiry session into these issues. The Examination of the non-housing issues is also proceeding, and a number of requests for further information have been made. It is not anticipated that hearing or inquiry sessions will be required in relation to these other matters.
Copies of the proposed Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan (June 2011) have been deposited at every public library in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area, at the planning offices of the Councils of East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire, and at the office of the GCVSDPA. The documents are available for inspection during normal office hours free of charge.
Further information about the Development Plan Examinations system can be found at www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/planning/decisions-appeals/Appeals/PlanInquiries
Examination Reporters Appointed
The Scottish Ministers have appointed Mr. David A. Russell MA(Hons) and Mr. Malcolm Mahony BA(Hons), MRTPI to carry out the Examination of the Proposed Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan in accordance with Section 12 of the amended Town and Country Planning Scotland Act 1997.
The appointed Reporters have completed their assessment of conformity withthe GCVSDPA's Participation Statement. The Reporters are now considering the issues, identified by the Authority following consultation on the Proposed Plan, with a view to identifying matters on which they require further information or representations.