Results from our survey on Shawlands Arcade redevelopment

We ran our survey (read that HERE ) from June till November 2022 and had 737 responses. The survey was posted out to 6516 addresses in the G41 3 postcode area. In addition it was sent out via social media to over 6300 people.The aim was to gauge what local views are on the current plans (see HERE) for the redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade, in order to accurately reflect these views in our dealings with the Council and the developers. We also used these views to inform our representation to the Phase One Planning application and the Planning In Principle applications dated  Thu 08 Sep 2022  . You can read our representation HERE and view the applications on the Glasgow City Council Planning Portal ; search with the no.s 22/02278/FUL and 22/02280/PPP

Here are the overall responses to each question:

1. Based on the key concerns that have already been raised with us about this development, please put the following in order of importance with 1 being the most important and 5 being the least important for you

21.10% of respondents thought that ‘The existing shops /organisations in the arcade should be able to stay’ was the most important concern while ‘The design should be in harmony with the surrounding buildings ‘ came second with 20.84%

We also allowed respondents to add further comments to the survey beyond the questions asked;29 of the 737 respondents made specific mention of concerns over tenure/need for social housing to be included.

2. To what extent do you agree with the following statement:

‘In order to tackle the potential exacerbation of the parking problem in Shawlands by the development, there should be permit parking in this area”

The results showed 22.66% Strongly Agreed, 23.63% Somewhat Agreed, 14.97% were Neutral, 12.23% Somewhat Disagreed and 26.51% Strongly Disagreed. This equates to 46.09% either somewhat or strongly agreeing with permit parking, and 38.74% either somewhat or strongly disagreeing with permit parking.

We also allowed respondents to add further comments to the survey beyond the questions asked, with132 of the 737 respondents who made specific mention of parking concerns, the highest of any topic.

3. In what ways should the development benefit the area and residents; please putthe following in order of priority for you with 1 being the most important and 5 being the least important for you

21.50% of respondents thought that ‘The development should help to support the Business Improvement aims for Shawlands’ was the highest priority  while ‘The development should help to tackle the climate and ecological crises by being climate resilient and enhancing biodiversity in the area’  came second with 21.41%

4. What would you like to see in the Public Realm areas of the development. Please tick all you would consider desirable

Here are the responses in order of popularity (% of total respondents in brackets) :

Planting/trees 648 (87.9%)

Seating           608 (82.5%)

Public Toilet    359 (48.7%)

Art/Sculptures 328 (44.5%)

Playpark          261 (35.4%)

Performance   220 (29.9%)



Notice Boards 181 (24.6%)

You can also read further suggestions for the public realm HERE

5. Any other comments

We grouped these according to comment type ( see that HERE) with the following groups being considerably ahead of the others in numbers of comments:

Parking 132

Buildings too high 36

Social/affordable/disabled housing needed 29

You can read all the comments in full HERE

We continue to welcome comments submitted to us by email – our address is

Shawlands Arcade Planning Application


Clydebuilt have now submitted their Permission for Planning in Principle and the Application for Phase 1 of the plan to Glasgow City Council. You can view and comment on these on the Glasgow City Council website at Online Planning –…/… with the following details :

Application no.s : 22/02278/FUL, 22/02280/PPP

*Deadline for representations: 17/10/22

We encourage you to comment on both the applications. The PPP one is ‘Planning Permission in Principle’ and is a masterplan for the whole development (not just Phase 1).

We have a ‘Guide to making a planning comment’ – see that here…/1lYWmQW8EiIrXlkoMTLuJ…/edit…

We are seeking your opinion on the applications so we can accurately represent the views of the community in our own submission to the Council. Please take part in our survey or email us at

The developer (Clydebuilt) are also displaying their plan in the arcade and on their website at

You can find and return copies of our survey at Sainsbury’s in the arcade, Stephen O’Neil (1030 Pollokshaws Rd), the Co-op (1060 Pollokshaws Rd) , Betty Beans (168 Kilmarnock Rd), Pollokshaws Library (60 Shawbridge St, Glasgow G43 1RW) or Langside Library (2 Sinclair Dr, Glasgow G42 9QE)

You can also fill in the survey online at