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.
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.
This is our understanding of where things are with the Masterplan, Planning Application for the Victoria Development and wider planning issues.
** 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.
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
Sanctuary Homes’ planning application for the Victoria site is imminent – maybe next week – according to council officials, but where is the promised masterplan? Read More
The Victoria Forum, a coalition of four Community Councils, has prepared a Community Masterplan for the redevelopment of the Victoria Infirmary. It is based on local resident input gathered in a public consultation event on 22nd February 2017. You can read the community masterplan here (pdf).
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
The Victoria Forum held a successful and very well attended public meeting on 22nd February to take input from Langside residents on the masterplan for the Victoria Infirmary redevelopment. Discussing in small groups, 120 residents identified a diverse range of strong opinions and insights into how the site can best contribute to Langside. Read More