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23/12/12

The campaign to save North Kelvin Meadow has reached a crucial stage. Read about it here.

13/11/12

The deadline for responding to the application to rezone the wildlife corridor is 7th December now due to the lack of the necessary Environmental Impact Assessment.

This is a sample letter of response to plans to re-zone the Otago Street area to Residential Only. If the DRS do this it will mean the end of the wildlife corridor. It will also take away some of the impetus from the campaign to save Otago Lane.

We'll keep you informed of any further information either here or on the Facebook page.

29/08/12

Glasgow City Council has today ignored its own planning regulations and 1,000s of objections to grant permission to the Otago Lane development.

We'll keep you informed of any further information either here or on the Facebook page.

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04/07/12

There has now been a date set for the decision on Otago Lane. There will be site visit to Otago Lane by the planning application committee on 29th August 2012 (anticipated between 9:00-11:00am) and this will be followed immediately by the committee meeting at which the fate of Otago Lane will be determined.

We'll keep you informed of any further information either here or on the Facebook page.

12/06/12

A massive THANK YOU! to everyone who made it along to the demonstration today. It is clear that with your help we have persuaded the planning committee to listen to the community. This physical show of pulic support combined with the appeals by our local councillors persuaded the planning applications committee to delay the decision on the fate of Otago Lane until after they have conducted a site visit. The date of the site visit has not yet been confirmed, however we have been assured that it will not now happen until some point in August.

More on this on the Facebook page...

06/06/12

There has now been a date set for the decision on Otago Lane. There will be site visit to Otago Lane by the planning application committee on 29th August 2012 (anticipated between 9:00-11:00am) and this will be followed immediately by the committee meeting at which the fate of Otago Lane will be determined.

We'll keep you informed of any further information either here or on the Facebook page.

06/06/12

As we have anticipated all along, despite the long list of points that are contrary to the City Plan and the massive public feeling against this development, Glasgow City Council DRS have recommended that the application for development of Otago Lane should be approved by the Planning Application Committee.

The recommendation paper can be viewed here.

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30/05/12

There has finally been a date set for the planning committee to decide on the fate of Otago Lane. We have been informed by DRS that the planning committee meeting at Glasgow City Chambers on 12 June 2012 will include consideration of the Otago Lane development proposal.

OLCA will be meeting over the next couple of days to plan our next actions, and we anticipate that there will be a demonstration at the Glasgow City Chambers on the day. If you would like to be involved, please contact us by email.

30/05/12

Recent changes to Facebook may mean that those of you who joined the fan pages were not getting updates from us. If you think this is the case, please rejoin the Fan page here.

21/11/11

21 November 2011 - Evening Times

WEST End campaigners have vowed to fight off developers for a third time to stop them building in a conservation area...

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17/11/11

17 November 2011 - The Extra

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to stop development on the westend’s Otago Lane are bracing themselves for a further battle...

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16/11/11

We have now received and uploaded the Design Statement Addendum onto the Plans page of this website.

14/11/11

We have now received and uploaded the most recent version of the plans relating to the development. These can be viewed and downloaded from the Plans page of this website.

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10/11/11

After months of nothing happening we have now received a new neighbour notification regarding the development front back.

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10/02/11

MAST Architects LLP and Friends of Glasgow West have produced an excellent Conservation Area Appraisal of Otago Lane and this can now be downloaded from here. The Conservation Area Appraisal is not only a very interesting read, it also contains some information that can be used in your objection letters to the GCC.

10/02/11

OLCA would like to ask that you copy us in to any objections that you send to GCC in order that we can keep a running total. Many of the objections received by GCC to the previous application were mysteriously absent when it came to the final count, we want to make sure that this doesn't happen this time...

08/02/11

We have now received and uploaded the most recent version of the plans relating to the development. These can be viewed and downloaded from the Plans page of this website.

08/02/11

The Neighbour Notification Notice came in this morning. The most important information to take from this is that the new reference number is: 10/03061/DC and the closing date for any objections is: 04 March 2011 at the very latest. The notification letter itself can be viewed here