Gilbert Street To Centurion Way

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Update Gilbert Street to Centurion Way path…

The NHS have advised that  the works package is currently out to tender with responses due back in a couple of weeks. The proposal is to demolish and replace the Gilbert Street end of the wall with repairs to the remaining sections. The ground to the hospital side of the wall is to be re-graded with vegetation removal and drainage improvements. The overall height of the wall will be reduced to suit the re-graded slope.

A building warrant for the works was granted on 31 July and works are currently scheduled to start mid to late autumn, for an approximate construction period of 12 weeks.  

Works to upgrade the path and to provide lighting will be delivered by the Council as part of the City Deal funded works which are likely to start in early 2020.

These works will complement our Cycling Village proposal.

Plans For A New Supermarket & Flats

Potential plans for a supermarket and new residential flats are proposed for 30 Finnieston Street (currently the PC World/Currys site). At this time no planning application has been submitted.

Please find our initial response below….

“While the Community Council are generally not unfavourable to the prospect of a supermarket within the Finnieston , especially for the convenience of the elderly, it would be important any planning application fully recognise particular local concerns.

The proposed supermarket and flats should not extend beyond the footprint of the existing building and the design and finishes should also be sympathetic to the adjoining conservation area. In terms of height , the Community Council would want to ensure it was not excessive and nearby flats should not be overshadowed.

It is important any new flats are designed with long term residential use in mind especially families as opposed to student or transient types of accommodation . Adequate cycle provision is highly desirable for shoppers along with secure cycle storage for residents . The site should also benefit from 100% parking provision for the new residents.

Local residents will need to be assured that all measures are taken to service the supermarket within the site and neighbours should not be inconvenienced by noise especially during delivery periods. Currently the location is bordered by trees and greenery and we would look for this to be maintained and enhanced.

We would also seek to ensure the concerns of local independent businesses are listened to.”

Glasgow Live Article