CDPI Response to Govan Graving Docks Planning Decision

Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative welcome the decision by Glasgow City Council to reject the planning application from New City Vision (UK) Ltd for a major housing development at Govan Graving Docks.

This is the decision for which we have run a sustained campaign for four years and is an important milestone in efforts to ensure the Govan docks can be secured as a maritime and heritage asset for future generations.

While the fight to save the docks is not over yet, the decision suggests a shift in approach to planning decisions and endorses every technical and policy ground on which we objected to the application.

We are confident that this now clears the path for this iconic site to once again play an important role in the Clyde’s and Scotland’s maritime and marine industry and for ships to return to the docks. We will continue to support the Govan Docks Regeneration Trust in its ambitions to secure a better future for Govan Graving Docks.

I would like to thank, both personally and on behalf of CDPI, everyone who has supported and assisted with the campaign and in raising awareness of the issues around Govan Graving Docks.

Iain McGillivray
Executive Director
Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative

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