Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Re-posting: Help Save Otago Lane

To all those in Glasgow!

November 2012: Kelvin Wildlife Corridor Threatened by Development

Developer Hugh Scott has now applied for the Kelvin River Wildlife/Green corridor to be repealed.

Under his company, Highlander House, the developer has submitted proposals to GCC to end the Kelvin River wildlife corridor, which runs along the river bank linking Kelvingrove Park to the Botanic Gardens.

Recently Labour councillors on the council's planning applications committee voted unanimously to grant plans to build an unprecedentedly large building complex on Otago Lane. Residents and business owners have been exploring legal options so as to challenge the decision. Amongst a myriad of breaches of protocol and planning policy it appears the designated corridor was completely ignored as an issue in the report to the planning committee, along with the relevant rules protecting green space. This provides strong grounds for taking the decision to grant to judicial review. We believe that the developer plans to neutralise this as an issue by proposing the annulment of the wildlife corridor, another backdoor tactic. As we know from experience, the DRS cannot be relied upon to protect the heritage and wildlife of this city. We need your support now to object to this proposal, to protect the environment and Otago Lane.


Please show you object by sending letters and or emails. Remember to include:
• Your name
• Postal and email address
• The proposal's designated number: PROP0049
• The grounds on which your comments are based (e.g. Scottish Planning Policy 11) see below for relevant environmental policies links:
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/.../Environment/ENV01.htm
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/.../Environment/ENV08.htm
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/.../Environment/ENV17.htm


A sample letter can be found here, to help you draft your own.

Please send your letter to:
Development Plan Team, D.R.S., Glasgow City Council, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX

Or email: developmentplan@glasgow.gov.uk

DEADLINE 7TH DEC


For more info please see the council consultation document link:http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/.../MIRadditionalsites.pdf

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