It is two months since the last post on North Kelvin Meadow. Since then meetings have come and gone, and the council still seems determined to support development of housing on the land.
The latest disappointment is the luke warm support given by North Kelvin Community Council who, after a meeting on 2nd March in which participants were clear about their opposition to covering the site with housing, merely stated that they were ‘not convinced’ by the case for the development.
The North Kelvin Meadow Campaign was particularly disappointed by the failure of any Glasgow City Council official to attend the meeting, and feel that as a result no one could answer their questions and so no true consultation could take place.
This campaign is of particular interests to SAGS members because the existing allotment sites in the immediate area have a waiting list so long that on present average turn over, it takes more than 10 years of waiting before being offered a plot. An undeveloped North Kelvin Meadows, even if only partially used for allotments, could be a valuable means of reducing this waiting time.