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:
Buildings too high 36
Social/affordable/disabled housing needed 29
You can read all the comments in full HERE
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