Commenting on Kelbourne Street
There has been a significant amount of interest in a revised planning application for the development site beside the Happy Park at Kelbourne Street. A number of residents brought their concerns to the January meeting of the Community Council, and it was agreed that the Community Council would supplement individual objections with their own response summarising all comments sent into them.
How to comment
In order to successfully communicate local concerns about the development, it is very important that individuals submit their comments directly to GCC in addition to any general response from the Community Council. This can be achieved by:
- Registering on GCC’S Planning Portal and then searching for 23/03108/FUL Kelbourne Street Student Accommodation (or use the direct link: 23/03108/FUL). See also Comment on Planning Applications. If you submit an objection via the planning portal you’re limited to 2000 characters, which is probably about 300 words.
- Emailing the case officer directly. Rather than needing to register on the portal you can send your comments direct by email to the case officer, which should be easier. You will need to provide the correct planning application reference number 23/03108/FUL and your name and contact details, such as address etc.
- Submitting a response by post. For those who don’t want to use the planning portal or email to submit comments, they can be submitted by post. Quote the application reference number 23/03108/FUL and site address (Site Formerly Known As 10 Kelbourne Street Glasgow) and send with your comments to:
Planning and Building Standards
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
Letters must be signed and dated and have an address for an acknowledgement to be sent to. They should clearly state the reference number of the application you want to comment on, and the grounds on which the representation is made.
What to write
GCC’S webpage Comment on Planning Applications explains what kind of objections and comments can be considered when assessing a planning application. These are summarised below.
✔ The Planning Department MUST take the following objections or comments into account, so the issues below are the ones to focus on:
- Contrary to the Development Plan (17.25MB PDF download)
- Road safety, traffic and parking issues
- Residential amenity (loss of privacy, overshadowing, loss of daylight, etc.)
- Appearance (design, materials, scale, massing, etc)
- Impact on the character and setting of a listed buildings and/or conservation areas
✘ The Planning Department CANNOT take some issues into account, so there is no point on commenting on them. These include:
- Loss of a private view
- Impact on property values
- Legal issues such as feu restrictions or land ownership disputes
- Commercial interests and competition
- Matters covered by building regulations or other legislation
A reminder the closing date for GCC to receive comments is Friday 2nd February 2024.