Renfrewshire Council

Johnstone South West Community Growth Area

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan 2006 identifies 13 Community Growth Areas (CGAs) as locations which could meet demand for new dwellings.  The CGA locations have been selected in view of their potential to deliver sustainable growth and lie in close proximity to key rail and public transport corridors.  Johnstone South West is identified as a CGA which could accommodate up to 500 new dwellings.   

In autumn 2011 the Scottish Government selected Johnstone South West as one of only three areas across Scotland to benefit from support as part of a second phase of the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative (SSCI). The SSCI seeks to promote sustainable forms of development, informed by local communities and key stakeholders, through a 'charrette' process.  A charrette is an intensive 'on site' consultation, which includes a series of planning workshops to engage local people.   

The charrette for Johnstone South West was held in November 2011 and a masterplan, which considers the long term regeneration of the area over the next 10 years, has been produced.  The masterplan provides an indicative planning framework for the Johnstone South West area and the Council will take forward the principles of the document for consideration within the emerging Renfrewshire Local Development Plan.

The Council will also consider projects arising from the masterplan which may be implemented in the shorter term.

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