North Kelvin campaign gears up to fight major housing development

Added on Friday 13 Jul 2012

Community activists campaigning against a plan that would turn all but a quarter of the open space at North Kelvin Meadow into a housing scheme are urging residents to lodge objections as soon as the latest application is lodged. It's understood the controversial bid has been temporarily withdrawn, due to technical problems with the paperwork, but will soon be resubmitted in a plan which aims to create 18 townhouses, 26 mews houses and 46 flats on the site. Activists who reclaimed what's now known as North Kelvin Meadow for community use from what had been derelict waste ground say if the scheme wins approval just a quarter of the open space will be left for public use.

A spokesman for the campaign said: "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!"