New application for ORO extension

The planning application for the site behind Oro, 85 Kilmarnock Rd, Glasgow G41 3YR, comprising a new building with 3 businesses and a courtyard, with access from Pollokshaws Road via a demolished unit, has now been dropped.

There is a new scaled-back planning application, for a revised rear extension to Oro over two floors, with a terrace/balcony area. The remainder of the area would include a further terrace area, a ‘Restaurant Sustainability Garden’, and a further area to be a ‘Community Sustainability Garden’.

You can look at the application on the Glasgow City Council Planning portal…/… using the following no. – 22/02250/FUL

Some extracts of the plans are below. The last date for comments is Monday 13th February. We will discuss the application at our next meeting on Thursday 2nd February.

We are seeking views from the community on the new plans – please email us at

Queen’s Garage Development (640 Pollokshaws Road)

The planning application is now live for the proposals to redevelop Queen’s Garage (640 Pollokshaws Road), the former Arnolds Clark Vauxhall Dealership, into flats.

The planning application can be viewed on Glasgow City Council’s planning portal under application reference 22/01468/FUL, at the following link.

The proposals are for a residential-only development of 55 flats over 4, 5 & 7 stories for social rent, including wheelchair accessible flats. It will be a car-free, cycle friendly development with a landscaped internal courtyard providing amenity for residents.

The building will comprise:

  • One bedroom flats – 12 
  • Two bedroom flats – 29
  • Three bedroom flats – 9
  • Wheelchair accessible one bedroom flats – 1
  • Wheelchair accessible two bedroom flats – 3
  • Wheelchair accessible three bedroom flats – 1

The last date for comments on the proposals is Tuesday 19th July 2022.

The Community Council welcomes your views –  please email us at If you would like to make comments directly to Glasgow City Council on the proposals, you can do so on the planning application page on the Planning Portal, or in writing quoting application reference (22/01468/FUL) and site address (640 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2QF) to:

Planning and Building Standards
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street
G1 1RX

Community Council Survey about Shawlands Arcade Development

Our survey is now closed. Thank you to all who completed it. We will shortly publish the results.

We are seeking your opinion on the proposals for the redevelopment of Shawlands Arcade so we can accurately represent the views of the community when we respond to the planning application. 

You complete our online survey at to let us know what you think of the plans.

The developer (Clydebuilt) are displaying their plan in the arcade and on their website at . We are grateful to receive views right up till the deadline for comments on the Planning Application which is not live yet but is expected to be at some point this summer. 

Next round of public consultation for the Shawlands Arcade Development

Consultation Event

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the Scottish Government has confirmed as a temporary measure that such events will be replaced by an on-line version. However the applicant is proposing an in-person event within the Shawlands Arcade, which will be carried out on a COVID friendly basis, as well as undertaking an on-line event the following day.


To support the second PAN event Clydebuilt LP will create an online consultation model following the Scottish Government and local planning guidelines for public consultation during the coronavirus pandemic. The model will follow a public exhibition format by combining simple and straightforward access to well-laid out public information with interactive consultation techniques – geared to both answering specific questions and addressing key clarification points as well as the submission of formal feedback surveys

The project consultation website will provide updated consultation information from 10 May 2022 . In advance of this date, the website will also publicise the second in- person and virtual live events.

On 10 May 2022, an in-person drop in event will be held within the former Farmfoods Unit within the Shawlands Arcade between the hours of 3pm and 8pm. Due to COVID, we will ask attendees to book a time to attend, This will enable safe social distancing. Display boards of the proposals will be present and members of the design team will be available to answer any questions or queries. Thereafter the boards will be moved into the Arcade and displayed for 21 days.

The second online public event will commence on 11 May 2022. This will be via the project website and a live ‘chat’ link will be available between the hours of 3pm to 8pm for anyone to seek answers to questions or queries from the design team.

The consultation model consists of the following elements:

1. Direct Consultation Groups

Clydebuilt will engage with the local and surrounding Community Councils as part of the consultation exercise and will offer the ability for a ‘virtual’ meeting with representatives of the Community Council

2. Website : http://www.shawlandsarcade.compage2image5429056

The website will explain and introduce the context of the PAN. A PDF (or similar) exhibition banner will present current development plans following a similar layout to that of a public exhibition. There will be clear instructions on both interactive ‘live’ consultation and the completion and return of feedback questionnaires. The website will be updated from the 10 May 2022 and will remain available to view, and be regularly updated, as the project progresses through the pre application consultation to application submission. From 10 May 2022 to 31 May 2022 , members of the public will be able to contact the project team via the project website with any follow up questions and to submit comments directly to the project team.

3. On-Line ‘Interactive’ Consultation

On 11 May 2022 between 3pm to 8pm, the website will host a live interactive ‘chat’ link which will remain active for the ‘event-day’ period. This will allow viewers to email questions/clarification points to the design team during that time period, after they have viewed the exhibition banner. The design team will respond to all comments within a seven- day period.

4. In-Person Consultation Event

A public exhibition of the proposals will be undertaken at the Shawlands Arcade between the hours of 3pm and 8pm on 10 May 2022 where members of the design team will be available to answer questions on the proposal. After that time the exhibition will remain in place for the public to view until the 31 May 2022.

5. Feedback Questionnaire

An online feedback form/questionnaire will be included as part of the website. Responders will have a 21 day period to complete and return the feedback form/questionnaire online. There will also be the opportunity for viewers to request hard copy information/questionnaires to be issued (and returned) by post for those who don’t have access to the relevant technology.

6. Publicity

The second event will be advertised in the Evening Times at least 7 days before the event date start of 10 May 2022.

In addition, flyers advertising the consultation will be distributed to circa 4,000 local homes and premises as well as posters being displayed within the arcade and nearby.

Queen’s Garage Development (640 Pollokshaws Road)

Proposals are in development to redevelop Queen’s Garage (640 Pollokshaws Road), the former Arnolds Clark Vauxhall Dealership, into flats.

The Public Consultation by Keppie Design for the Queens Garage development at 640 Pollokshaws Rd, G41 2QF has now closed.

Although the public consultation has now closed, you can view the consultation boards and information about the development here.

The Community Council still welcomes your views – please email us at

When the Planning Application goes live we will let the community know.

134 Nithsdale Drive Development

New Development – Former Arnold Clark site – 134 Nithsdale Drive.

The former Arnold Clark Site at 134 Nithsdale Drive G41 2PP is being developed into housing. Details of the proposed development can be found here

The agents Ryden have launched the PRE-PLANNING consultation stage and there is one remaining Virtual Pre-Application Consultation Event on the 27th April (see the website below for details on how to join) and an online survey (see website). You can also contact them directly up until the 6th May – email at, or in writing to Adrian Smith or Shahid Ali at Ryden (planning consultants), 130 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5HF.

The Community Council would also like your views – PLEASE EMAIL US AT:

Public Consultation on National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland Launches

The Scottish Government public consultation on litter and flytipping in Scotland, supported by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Keep Scotland Beautiful, has launched today.   

The 15-week public consultation will seek the views of stakeholders and the wider public on the aims and objectives that will form the National Litter and Flytipping Strategy for Scotland, due to launch in 2022.

This is an important opportunity for everyone to have their say and input into the proposed strategy.     

Consultation closes 31st March 2022

Public engagement on the future design of George Square and avenues

A four-week public engagement process on the future design of George Square – Glasgow’s principal civic, ceremonial and cultural space – and the surrounding Avenues began on 11 February.

The online engagement will consider the design of Block C of Glasgow City Council’s ambitious Avenues Programme – funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal – comprising George Square and approximately 2.5km of the surrounding streetscape.

Those interested in taking part in the engagement, or looking for more information, should go to: