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Strathbungo Newsletter

For those of you not lucky enough to get a shiny paper copy through your door, the latest Strathbungo Newsletter is available now, and you can read it here. It even features our new logo.

It is also filed in the Bygone Bungo newsletter archive with its predecesors.

The Nithsdale Rd cul de sac – the fourth AGM discussion group

Sorry folks, failed to get report of the fourth discussion group at AGM out for last week (see Heather’s post 27th).  This group discussed how we might progress the ideas that came out of the Pollokshields charrette or community planning event, subsequent walkabouts for the Nithsdale Rd area (which includes the phone box) and the stall we ran at Bungo in the Back Lanes.  Since then very little has happened but recently we were informed by the Pollokshields Trust  that it has been approved funding in principle to help the local community develop proposals further – good news.

While it was acknowledged that numerous good ideas for improving the area had been collected, the unanimous view was we should develop proposals to redesign the Nithsdale Rd deadend as a whole, with a view to greening it and changing the road layout.   It was felt there was huge potential to improve the street from how it is at present to the benefit of the people who live there, local businesses and the wider local community.    The big idea here was there should be a line of trees down the centre (could be in planters) with parking on either side of this central line around which cars could circulate.  Coupled with this the pavement areas could be improved (eg removal of rubbish bins).

There was support for setting up a steering group to take this forward, with their first task being to consult and involve local residents and businesses in making the street a better place – with support hopefully from the Pollokshields Trust.  While this could include some smaller projects  – some “quick wins” (the phonebox?) would encourage people to get involved – central to this should developing proposals for street redesign.

And two new ideas were suggested, a city tree (see here) to reduce the pollution from Pollokshaws Rd and subterranean rubbish bins as happens in many parts of Europe.

If you are interested in getting involved contact

Online planning

Glasgow City Council has put details of planning applications and building warrant applications since 2007 online. This includes all the paperwork that is usually found in applications, such as the forms, the plans, supporting documents from the applicant, comments from interested third parties such as neighbours, community councils, amenity societies and anyone else who might have an opinion on the application.

Because this information is available on the Council website, all old posts containing planning application notifications on the blog have been deleted. The blog can still be used to highlight local applications of interest to Strathbungo.

Planning applications can also be made online – see the Planning section of the Council website for details.


Your views wanted! Shawlands Town Centre Customer Survey (2016)

Shawlands Civic Square

Shawlands Civic Square

Make your views known on how to make Shawlands one of Glasgow’s most attractive town centres.

Shawlands is on the up with the £3.3m Town Centre Action Plan (TCAP) moving on apace.  New pavements have been laid as have new and better crossings. Most recently the Council gave final planning permission for a new Shawlands Civic Square, to be located in front of the A listed Langside Halls, at the junction of Pollokshaws and Langside roads – creating a new focal point for Shawlands and Strathbungo and the wider South Side.

As part of this on-going work, the Shawlands Business Association is updating the Shawlands Town Centre Customer Survey and is seeking the views of those who live, shop and visit Shawlands to help them – and the Council – identify how to make Shawlands one of Glasgow most attractive town centres. So how can Shawlands be improved?  What should the priorities be?  What would make you and others use it more?  Make your views known.

To take the survey visit: –

Make your Mark – public meeting 20th March

Following the Make Your Mark community planning consultation, a public meeting is to be held at 553 Shields Road, attended by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Alison Thewliss MP, Cllr David Meikle, Bailie Norman MacLeod and Bailie Hanif Raja. There will be a Q&A session as well as an introduction by Bill Fraser and a presentation of findings by the planners.


2.00pm          Arrivals/Welcome (15-20mins)

2.20pm          Introduction to Make Your Mark (5mins)

Bill Fraser, Chair Pollokshields Community Council

2.25pm          Presentation of Findings (15 mins)

Jude Barber, Collective Architecture and

Andy Campbell, Dress for the Weather

2.40pm          Political Panel in Conversation (20 mins)

(Chaired by Bill Fraser)

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister/MSP

Alison Thewliss, MSP

David Meikle, Local Councillor

Bailie Norman MacLeod, Local Councillor

Bailie Hanif Raja, Local Councillor

3.00pm          Make Your Mark – on-going involvement (30-45 mins)

Opportunity to note interest in Community Forum, share local information, sign up to short term actions etc.:

  • ‘A week in Pollokshields’ – Share information about activities on a large ‘day-by-day’ chart
  • ‘The Vision – 5 areas for action’ – Get involved/sign up to take short-medium term action

3.45pm          Event ends

Planning Application Lebowski’s

(posted on behalf of Fiona Mackinnon and some other local residents)

Another year, another planning application for Sammy Dow…or Lebowski’s as it is planned for the future.

People living close by may have got a Neighbour Notification of the plans a month ago but this process was suspended as the wrong plans were uploaded to the Planning website meaning residents were unable to judge the proposals.

The Planning Department has re-issued the notification and the new date for final comments on the full planning permission is Friday 18 March 2016. For the Listed Building Consent plan the date was Wednesday 9 March 2016 (sorry this has been posted after the deadline).

The main proposal is to create a commercial kitchen at the rear of the extension. This means having to have a very low level kitchen venting system which has the potential to be very noisy and to create unpleasant odours from cooking burgers for neighbours. Some residents will know of the problems with the vent from The Bungo installed a few years ago. The Bungo vent is a high level one, so cooking smells are discharged above the roofline (though there is I believe still a problem with noise); these will vent into the back court gardens and near ground level!

There are also issues of overlooking and noise leakage with their desire to replaced solid glass brick light wells with new windows that will overlook homes in Nithsdale Road and Moray Place.

Please take a look at the plans online at the Glasgow City Council website – there are two applications but only one is still open

Attached is an objection written by local residents which should offer inspiration if you want to object. You can cut and paste from it or re-write as you like. Make sure that if you want to object, you put the word ‘object’ near the start of your response   69NithsdaleRdObjection2016

The Strathbungo Society will consider this at the meeting on Tuesday

Make your Mark and the Nithsdale area

In 2013 Domenico Del Priore’s (ex-owner / developer of Cookie and architect) proposed some ideas for the Nithsdale Road cul de sac which are pertinent to the Make your Mark community planning consultation.      Its not all rhubarb, have a look!   Nithsdale Road – Domenico Del Priore 2013




Make your Mark walkabout of Nithsdale Rd, Street and Drive

On Sunday afternoon a small group braved the rain showers and walked round the Nithsdale area and over to Kildrostan Street to share ideas for the Make your Mark consultation.   As we walked around we also talked about the ideas that had been suggested on the facebook page.    We have written this up for the Make your Mark Team  Charrette Walkabout proposals 160224    This is the first word, not the last and we would welcome comments and other ideas.    For any of the ideas to be progressed, there would need to be consultation with local residents and businesses and we know there will be other views but its a start.

The first of the Make your Mark public workshops start tomorrow, Housing and Community 11.30-3.30 and Facilities and Amenities 4pm-8pm both at 553 Shields Rd – both sessions are open to all on a drop-in basis


Make your Mark community consultation walkabout

There will be a walkabout with planners and architects from the Make your Mark team on Sunday afternoon, around the Nithsdale Drive, Road and Street areas to consider questions like how could the open and public spaces pictured here be improved?    We will meet outside Sammy Dow’s/Lebowski’s (time still to be confirmed but will announce here). You can add your ideas under comments or on The Strathbungo Society facebook page.

Nick Kempe's photo.

Nick Kempe's photo.
Nick Kempe's photo.

Make your Mark – Community Planning Event

Programme of workshops 25th-27th February.

MYM_Public Programme

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