annual review 2008 G L A S G O W A N D T H E C LY D E VA L L E Y J O I N T S T R U C T U R E P L A N
SDPA transition 2008 has seen some significant progress in the implementation of the new planning system in Scotland. On 25 June 2008 the Statutory Order designating the eight local authorities of Glasgow and the Clyde Valley as a Strategic Development Planning Authority (SDPA) came into force and on 11 November the Scottish Government confirmed the designation of the strategic development plan area boundaries for the four Scottish City Regions. The Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan area comprises East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire council administrative areas, excluding the part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which falls within West Dunbartonshire.
The new Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan area
Determination of the plan area boundary allows the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority to proceed confidently with preparatory work on its first Strategic Development Plan. The new logo for the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority was launched during 2008 and the first meeting of the Authority took place on 1st December 2008.
column 2008 has been a year of transition. The Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Structure Plan Joint Committee is now the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority (GCVSDPA) and the economic climate in which we live and work has also dramatically altered. The unexpected and unprecedented economic change throughout the world will obviously have implications for the development of the Glasgow metropolitan area. However, the Strategic Development Planning Authority will aim to steer a
steady course during these uncertain economic times. Sustainable economic growth will still be the key driver for the metropolitan area with the delivery of the Clyde Waterfront, Clyde Gateway, and Ravenscraig Flagship Projects in addition to the development of the Community Growth Areas and the creation of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Green Network continuing to be the focus for the Authority and its stakeholders. Delivery of these will be critical, not only in terms of securing the economic recovery of West Central Scotland, but also for Scotland as a whole. It is hoped that all stakeholders and partners will continue to support the Authority in its approach. The new planning system is starting to take shape and the Authority will continue to support the Scottish Government by taking early steps towards producing its
first Strategic Development Plan and this will be set out in our Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement to be published before March 2009. As the Strategic Development Planning Authority moves towards the introduction of the new planning system in early 2009 I would like to take this opportunity to thank the longest serving Joint Committee member and former Chair, Councillor James Coyle of North Lanarkshire Council, for his valued leadership and I hope to continue his excellent work.
Cllr Graham Scott GCVSDPA Chair
Progress update Third Alteration approved In April 2008, two years since its submission and following an Examination in Public in 2007, the Scottish Ministers approved the Third Alteration 2006 to the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Joint Structure Plan 2000.
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The approval confirms the Joint Committee’s long-term spatial strategy and gives certainty to the development sector in terms of driving forward the necessary longterm investment programmes. The Plan identifies the key growth locations and the priorities for new road, rail and sub-surface infrastructure. Community growth will be guided by detailed masterplanning led by the individual local authorities with involvement from existing communities.
THE TWENTY YEAR DEVELOPMENT VISION Date month 2006 WRITTEN STATEMENT April 2006
Fourth Alteration submitted Immediately following the Ministers’ decision on the Third Alteration a legal challenge was made to the Plan by the owners of the Braehead Shopping Centre with regard to its status in policy.
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In December 2008, following consideration of the issues raised by the legal challenge, the Joint Committee submitted a Fourth Alteration to the 2000 Structure Plan to bring the approved Structure Plan into line with Scottish Planning Policy 8 Town Centres and Retailing. The Fourth Alteration seeks to address the issue of the term Shopping and Leisure Centres in the draft version of SPP 8 changing to Commercial Centres in the finalised version. The terminology is applied to locations distinct from Town Centres. A decision is expected on the Fourth Alteration early in 2009.
Engagement Consultation with the public and key stakeholders is central to the working of the Joint Committee in its role as the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority (GCVSDPA) and 2008 saw the publication of the Planning your future leaflet which set out the outline work programme and key milestones for the Authority in delivering its first Strategic Development Plan. This outline programme will be formally published as the Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement and submitted to Scottish Ministers by the end of March 2009. Two further Issues Reports, Urban Capacity and Waste Management, were published in 2008 to seek views from stakeholders and partners on how these policy areas should develop as part of the Strategic Development Plan process. These Issues Reports are part of a series which saw the publication of the Town Centres and Retailing Issues Report in 2007.
Land use monitor Vacant and Derelict Land In 2008 the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley area had 4,654 hectares of vacant and derelict land. This equates to 45% of Scotland's total of which 3,415 hectares is within the urban area. Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire account for 80% (2,749 hectares) of the total urban vacant and derelict land in the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley area. The largest area of rural dereliction is in Renfrewshire at the former BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Factory site at Bishopton (708 hectares). In the period 2007/08 there were 236 hectares of take-up from this land for development with residential development accounting for 141 hectares, industrial/business utilising 36 hectares and 14 hectares for environmental improvement.
East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire GCV urban VDL total
Industrial and Business Land The Marketable Supply of Industrial and Business Land in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area in 2007/08 was 990.45 hectares, some 34 hectares more than in 2006/07. North Lanarkshire Council had the highest level of Marketable Land with 350 hectares, 35% of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley total. The Marketable Land Supply has fallen by 257 hectares since 1996/97 and has recently been around the 900 hectares mark for the last few years. The supply of brownfield sites has consistently predominated with 55% of sites in 2007/08. Take-up of land for industry and business in 2007/08 was 95.6 hectares of which 65% was on brownfield sites. North Lanarkshire Council had the highest level of take-up with 67 hectares, 70% of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley area total. Take-up of land for industry and business between 1997 and 2007 has averaged just over 60 hectares each year with an average 68% of take-up on brownfield sites. The 2007/08 take up of 95.6 hectares is the highest level of take-up over the past 10 years. Marketable Supply of Industrial and Business Land for the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area area • Greenfield • Brownfield area North Lanarkshire 141.6 hectares 209.3 hectares South Lanarkshire 101.8 hectares 209.3 hectares
West Dunbartonshire 19.7 hectares 19.2 hectares East Dunbartonshire 0.4 hectares 31.5 hectares East Renfrewshire 14.2 hectares 13.5 hectares Inverclyde
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Glasgow City 67.9 hectares 99.5 hectares Renfrewshire 67.9 hectares 94.9 hectares
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Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority
Convener Graham Scott South Lanarkshire
Vice Convener Harry Curran North Lanarkshire
John Dempsey East Dunbartonshire
Billy Hendry East Dunbartonshire
Barbara Grant East Renfrewshire
Eddie Phillips East Renfrewshire
George Redmond Glasgow City
George Ryan Glasgow City
Robert Moran Inverclyde
David Wilson Inverclyde
James Coyle North Lanarkshire
Iain Nicolson Renfrewshire
Bruce McFee Renfrewshire
Chris Thompson South Lanarkshire
Ronnie McColl West Dunbartonshire
Gail Casey West Dunbartonshire
The role of the GCVSDPA Under a Scottish Ministerial Direction, the eight planning authorities of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area - East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire - are required jointly to produce a long-term strategic development plan for the area. The Joint Committee in its role as the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority (GCVSDPA) will take on this responsibility. At the core of its remit is the preparation, monitoring and review of the Structure Plan / Strategic Development Plan for the city-region; its approval by the constituent authorities and its submission to and approval by the Scottish Ministers. The Joint Committee views this role as central to integrated public policy and action and therefore has built its strategy work upon partnership and capacity-building with a wide range of agencies and organisations. South Lanarkshire currently holds the convenership of the Joint Committee, following that of Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow City. The Joint Committee is supported by a Management Team of the senior Directors of the authorities and its own professional Executive Team. Secretariat and support services are provided by Renfrewshire Council.
A look to the Future The Joint Committee has a long standing history with regard to stakeholder involvement in its plan making processes and this was evident in the development of the first Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Joint Structure Plan in 2000. The Joint Committee in its role as in its role as the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority (GCVSDPA) is therefore keen to develop this form of engagement as it moves towards the publication of its first Strategic Development Plan. One of the key components of this engagement will be Futures thinking. Futures thinking is key the development of the first Glasgow and Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan and will underpin the scenario development for the Main Issues Report to be published in 2010. Futures thinking aims to identify potential strategic change and how the Joint Committee can respond to that change by considering the trends and driving forces that will shape the future of the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area up to 2035 and beyond. This approach is not about predicting the future but aims to strengthen the Joint Committee’s awareness of the alternative images of the future and the possible choices of action based on those images. 2009 will see the establishment of the GCVSDPA Futures Group comprising a range of the Joint Committee’s key public sector partners Scottish Enterprise, SPT, SNH, Scottish Water, Forestry Commission Scotland, Visit Scotland, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Transport Scotland and SEPA. Along with academic advisers and the Scottish Government and in partnership with the constituent local authorities the Futures Group will meet regularly during 2009 to move this work forward. More information about the Joint Committee’s Futures work can be found at www.gcvcore.gov.uk/downloads/futures/FuturesWorkIntro.pdf
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2008 has been a year of transition. The Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Structure Plan Joint Committee is now the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley...