Lessons from the Vicky Planning Process

The Victoria Forum has taken time to summarise its experience over the period 2015 – 2018 in relation to the planning process for the redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary.

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Victoria Redevelopment Approved

Sanctuary’s planning application was approved. The Victoria Forum and other community respondents succeeded in obtaining some concessions including the addition of a small childrens’ play area on site and pedestrian crossings.  £700k ‘ENV2’ compensation is to be paid by the developer in installments through the construction phase.

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The Victoria Planning Application is Premature

** Updated 31st October to include the representation from Pollokshields Community Council, and correction to deadline for comments. **

Planning permission for the Victoria Infirmary should not be granted while there is no masterplan in place. A masterplan is a framework, backed up by research and community input, that describes how the development should fit into the area. Without a masterplan how do we know how the development will impact things like school capacities, parking, traffic, public transport, cycle/pedestrian access, the local businesses? The councils own policy – The City Development Plan – requires a masterplan.

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Victoria Forum Objects to Planning Application

NO MASTERPLAN FOR VICTORIA SITE AN INSULT TO COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY
The Victoria Forum is demanding the planning application for the former Victoria site be rejected and put on hold until an acceptable masterplan document has been submitted and approved. The Forum has submitted it’s own Community Masterplan for consideration by the Planning and Neighbourhoods Committee. Read More

Final Sanctuary Consultation Materials Available Online

If you missed the final consultation held by Sanctuary Group in relation to the redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary, the materials are available online.

The third and final consultation, held on 20th and 22nd April addressed both the proposed masterplan and the detail design for the redevelopment.

Read the consultation posters here: https://www.sanctuary-group.co.uk/sites/default/files/quick_media/sanctuary-group-victoria-development-consltation-boards-event-3.pdf

This consultation forms part of the statutory pre-planning application consultation. You can respond to it by writing to:

Mr Alan Farningham, Farningham Planning Ltd either by post at The Bourse, Suite 107, 47 Timber Bush, Leith, Edinburgh or email alan.farningham@ farnmac.co.uk