It has been a while since we last updated everyone. Here’s the latest:
Developer’s Planning Application
As you will know, on 8 May, New City Vision submitted an Application for Planning permission to build on the Meadow.
We have learnt that the planning application from the developers, New City Vision, is incomplete and has therefore not been validated by the Council’s planning department. This is most likely due to missing or incomplete key documents or other technicalities. The result is that the plans are not available to the public and therefore the formal 28 day period for objections has not yet started.
We understand that the application is for 90 properties in total – 18 townhouses, 26 mews houses and 46 flats. Around a quarter of the development is described as “open space”.
In recent weeks we know that the developer has been working on resolving these issues with the application and will most likely wish to resubmit the application soon. As soon as that happens and the details are available we will let you know immediately.
How you can help
Once the application is public we will be asking that all our supporters write a letter of objection to Glasgow City Council. To help, we will be sharing key information about how this formal objection should be written and the sort of issues that a Planning Committee will take into consideration.
Your letters will be crucial to overturning the threat to the Meadow so please get your pens at the ready!
Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s child events
Over recent weeks strange animals have roamed the Meadow!
North Kelvin Meadow has been host to a series of special readings of the Gruffalo series of books.
Actor, Tam Dean Burn brought the books to life alongside some special guests, some quite scary!
These events were incredibly popular and demonstrate yet another way that the community regularly uses the Meadow.
Evening Times Streets Ahead Awards
You may have read that North Kelvin Meadow was one of 3 finalists in the Evening Times’ Streets Ahead awards this year in the Environmental Initiative category.
Our congratulations to the fine people at Woodlands Community Garden who went on to win the award. Thanks to the Evening Times and all other nominees who made the recent award ceremony such a great event and to everyone who has volunteered their time over the years to keep North Kelvin Meadow as a community space.
The raised beds at North Kelvin Meadow have all been bought and installed by individuals. However, from time-to-time, beds become free as people move away from the area.
If you would like to add your name to our waiting list please fill in your details on the web form and we will contact you on a first come first served basis should a raised bed become free.
Private Eye story
North Kelvin Meadow campaign was featured in a special article in a recent edition of Private Eye. For anyone new to the campaign this provides a very useful summary. Well worth a read. Our thanks to Private Eye for highlighting our campaign.
Enough’s Enough Event, Sunday 15th July, North Kelvin Meadow and Scout Hut, Kelbourne Street
“Concerned about the future well-being of your children and want to do something about it? Then this event is for you.”
Find out more about the latest on the campaign at the North Kelvin Meadow stall at this event discussing children and materialism.
For more information on the event visit their website at: enoughsenoughditchthestuff.wordpress.com
Children’s Wood Playgroup
The Children’s Wood playgroup meets on Wednesday Mornings 10:00 – 12:00pm. They are now members of SPPA (The Scottish Pre School Play Association). Each session costs £1 and is open to all parents and children. The playgroup welcome older children during the summer and meet up even if the weather is wet.
For more information visit thechildrenswood.com
Keeping in Touch
As always, to keep up to date with the latest information on the planning application and events and activities on the Meadow please continue to visit this Web site, our Facebook or Twitter feeds or sign up to our supporters’ mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org