YokerBridgeFollowing on from the exhibition and consultation event earlier in the year about a new river crossing Renfrewshire Council City Deal Team is intending to apply to Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow City Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Marine Scotland for planning permission for the proposed infrastructure and associated works for the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project.

As part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process, they are seeking a Scoping Opinion from Renfrewshire Council (and Glasgow City Council, West Dunbartonshire Council and Marine Scotland) under the provisions of Regulation 13 of the EIA Scotland Regulations 2011 and Schedule 4 of the Marine Works EIA Regulations 2007.  They welcome your views regarding the Environmental Scoping Report The statutory five week consultation period will run from 22 September 2016 and will finish on the 27 October 2016.

The proposed development will be a new opening bridge across the River Clyde which will accommodate vehicular traffic/public transport, pedestrian and cycle traffic. The other main elements of the project are shown below.

  • the Renfrew Northern Development Road (RNDR), a single carriageway route connecting the junction of Kings Inch Road and Ferry Road to the north of Renfrew with the A8 Inchinnan Road between Renfrew and the Bascule Bridge over the White Cart Water, including a link to the southern road approach to the new Bridge;
  • new single carriageway road connections to the north of the Bridge to connect with the A814 Dumbarton Road/Glasgow Road at Dock Street, Yoker and a new road connection to the south of the bridge linking with the RNDR;
  • a new combined cycleway and footway to be constructed adjacent to all new sections of road infrastructure including across the new Bridge and along the existing section of A8 Inchinnan Road between the southern connection of the RNDR at Argyll Avenue and the Bascule Bridge. This will link to the proposals for non-motorised routes as part of the complementary Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) project;
  • a strategy for Variable Message Signage (VMS) at indicative locations; and
  • landscaping of the proposals to integrate them with surrounding land uses including urban areas, the bridge landfall locations and an area of woodland at Blythswood.

This Scoping Report considers the potential environmental issues relating to the proposal and discusses which issues are likely to be significant.  It then provides an outline of how the EIA will deal with each of the issues raised, providing the scope for further desk based study and site surveys as required.

An electronic pdf copy of the Scoping Report and associated figures is now available for download from the following link: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/citydealeia-cwrr.

How do I respond?
Please send your Scoping Response to the following address: citydeal@renfrewshire.gov.uk and title all responses “City Deal Renfrewshire – CWRR Scoping Response”.  All emails that are received into this inbox will be automatically forwarded to all consenting authorities so only one response is required from each consultee.

Timescales?
In line with the EIA Regulations, there will be a statutory five week consultation period. This will start from the 22nd September 2016 and will finish on the 27th October 2016. Please ensure that you submit your consultation response on or before 27th October 2016.