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City centre regeneration frameworks for the Blythswood and Central districts approved

Glasgow City Council has now approved District Regeneration Frameworks (DRFs) for both the Blythswood and Central districts of the city centre. 


These are the fourth and fifth in a series of nine DRFs (for the city centre’s nine districts) that will guide the future development of Glasgow city centre over the next decade.  Previously approved DRFs include those for the Sauchiehall & Garnethill, Broomielaw and St Enoch districts.


The DRFs for the nine districts are plans for short, medium and long-term actions that will bring economic, environmental and social improvements to the city centre.


Public consultation in late 2019 and early 2020 showed strong support for the themes and projects – such as the Avenues and George Square programmes – that will build on the unique assets and characteristics of both districts, bringing increased mobility and connectivity and improved public spaces.


Shared themes in both DRFs include actions that will mitigate the effects of climate change through surface water management and green infrastructure; improve air quality, enable the re-use of buildings; promote active travel and public transport; preserve built heritage and improve population density.


Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “These regeneration frameworks for the Blythswood and Central districts will guide their future development as we look to meet the challenges and opportunities that such areas now face.  The actions we take now and over the next decade will help to create vibrant, healthy and sustainable neighbourhoods across the city centre.”


More detail on the Blythswood DRF can be found at:, with detail on the Central DRF at


These DRFs have now become Supplementary Planning Guidance, providing criteria against which development proposals will be assessed. 

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