Govan Graving Docks residential plans brought forward
Plans to create a new community on the site of the Govan Graving Docks are being brought forward after a Proposal of Application Notice (PoAN) was submitted to Glasgow City Council.
The residential proposals, which form part of the broader vision for the regeneration of the site, would see up to 310 new homes constructed on the historic site, taking up less than 20% of the overall site area.
Following an initial consultation last summer, the proposals have been revised to incorporate feedback from the local community and now include a commercial unit that will serve the new and surrounding communities.
Members of the public will be able to have their say on the updated proposals at upcoming public consultation events on Thursday 1 June and Thursday 20 July at the Riverside Hall between 12:30 – 4:30pm and The Pearce Institute between 5:30 – 7:30pm. The opportunity to view the proposals and submit comments is also available via the project website.
Harry O’Donnell, chairman of New City Vision, said: “We are thrilled to bring forward plans for the creation of a vibrant community at the Govan Graving Docks. The revised proposals are the product of our consultation with the community last summer and I am pleased that we have been able to incorporate their feedback and include a commercial space within the development.
“Forming one component of our wider vision for the site, the residential proposals sit alongside our wider regeneration project, which includes the restoration of the Dock No1 for historic ship repair, the creation of a new riverside park, and the historic pumphouse building reactivated into a venue for community use, sympathetic to the site’s heritage.
“Following constructive dialogue with Glasgow City Council, a new Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted to the council’s planning department, allowing us to further build on our engagement with the community at our upcoming consultation events.
I would encourage anyone with an interest in the proposals to attend and leave their thoughts on our proposals with the project team.”
The consultation events are being delivered separately from an ongoing consultation to design a riverside park and active travel route on the site.
The new housing will provide high quality accommodation, resilient to the environmental conditions along the River Corridor, and complies with the highest environmental standards to provide low energy homes.