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Challenging economic outlook for the Strategic Development Plan In early 2010 the GCVSDPA commissioned Oxford Economics to prepare a report to assess the strategic and economic implications of the recession on the Scottish economy and what that may mean for the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley city region
The report argues that there would be a significant time lag between the current post-recession position and achieving the sustained growth levels outlined in the 2006 Structure Plan and that the recovery would be slow with muted new migration into the region in the medium term. The main employment sectors remain business services, which includes real estate activities, legal and accounting, as well as health and distribution with financial services since 2005, becoming a higher concentration sector. Some of the report’s other conclusions suggest that: the economic outlook remains very uncertain heading into mid-2010. The pressures on consumers and the government will weigh heavily on overall prospects and offsetting any improvement in the corporate sector. The economic recovery will depend on the strength of the exports sector; base projections suggest it will be perhaps a decade before employment levels return to their peak; for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley prospects are perhaps more muted than they were pre-recession, all eyes will be on the areas export potential and pressures on consumer incomes and on public sector jobs will make the decade ahead feel very different to the decade past. That said the outlook remains broadly positive for urban locations with a predominance of service sector jobs likely over the medium term and in this regard Glasgow Clyde Valley’s prospects remain more positive than studying current conditions might lead one to conclude. The findings of the report will be used to inform the Strategic Development Plan and engage with those with an interest in future economy of the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley city region area including Scottish Enterprise, Clyde Valley Community Planning Partnership and the Glasgow - Edinburgh Collaboration Initiative.
Glasgow & Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan Authority
Economic outlook and scenarios for the Glasgow and Clyde Valley region Final Report April 2010
Lagan House Sackville Street Lisburn BT28 2GE ℡: 44 2892 660669 �: 44 2892 670895
Development Plan Scheme 2010 update published Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement March 2010
The Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Authority has published its updated Development Plan Scheme and Participation Statement for the Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan. The purpose of the annually reviewed Development Plan Scheme is to set out the Authority’s programme for preparing, reviewing and consulting on its Strategic Development Plan. Copies can be downloaded from the GCVSDPA website at www.gcvsdpa.gov.uk/downloads/DPS2010/ DevelopmentPlanScheme_ParticipationStatement_ March2010.pdf or call 0141 229 7730.
Consolidated Scottish Planning Policy published
In February the Scottish Government published its consolidated Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) document. The consolidated SPP provides a shorter, clearer and more focused statement of national planning policy. Twenty-one separate policy documents SCOTTISH from the SPP, Planning PLANNING Advice Note and National POLICY Planning Policy Guidance series have been replaced by a single SPP as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to proportionate and practical planning policies.
concise subject planning policies, including the implications for development planning and development management; and the Scottish Government’s expectations of the intended outcomes of the planning system. Alongside policy on development plans, development management, community engagement, sustainable development, climate change and sustainable economic growth, the SPP sets out policy on economic development, town centres and retailing, housing, rural development, fish farming, coastal planning, historic environment, landscape and natural heritage, open space and recreation, green belts, transport, renewable energy, flooding and drainage, waste management, minerals, onshore oil and gas operations, surface coal mining and communications infrastructure.
The SPP sets out: the Scottish Government’s view of the purpose of planning;
The SPP will inform the policy background for the first Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Plan. The SPP is available to download from
the core principles for the operation of the system and the objectives for key parts of the system; statutory guidance on sustainable development and planning under Section 3E of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006;
GCVSDPA Joint Committee
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
Jackie Green Renfrewshire
Chris Thompson South Lanarkshire
Jim Finn West Dunbartonshire
Gail Casey West Dunbartonshire
Future work of the Joint Committee The current priority of the Joint Committee is the publication of its first Main Issues Report in September 2010. The Main Issues Report will seek to consider the impacts of the economic recession on the delivery of the Joint Committee’s Agenda for Sustained Growth, the increasing emphasis on promoting sustainable economic growth and development whilst incorporating climate change issues. In addition river basin and flood risk management planning, health, promoting active travel and waste management will also shape the Joint Committee’s work.
Key stakeholder meetings
Joint Committee dates
A number of key meetings have been held during the first quarter of 2010 with key agencies and stakeholders as part of the process of developing the Strategic Development Plan.
In 2010 the GCVSDPA Joint Committee will convene on the following dates:
These meetings have involved the retail and economic development sectors, the Scottish Government Directorate of the Built Environment and the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals, SEPA, British Airports Authority, COLSA and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
Monday 14 June Inverclyde Council Monday 13 September West Dunbartonshire Council Monday 13 December South Lanarkshire Council
Glasgow and the Clyde Valley Strategic Development Planning Authority Lower Ground Floor, 125 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2SA tel 0141 229 7730 fax 0141 221 4518 email firstname.lastname@example.org web www.gcvsdpa.gov.uk