Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.
Published at 20:37 on 16 July 2015
Cumbernauld New Town
People have until tomorrow to make their views on Cumbernauld known. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.
RESIDENTS of Cumbernauld are being asked for their opinions on the town, as the Town and Country Planning Association undertakes a research project into the development of garden cities and new towns.
The Town and Country Planning Association launched a survey, asking Cumbernauld residents about their experiences of the New Town, for the project, earlier this month.
As part of the project, the Association is using surveys, interviews, and roundtables with key stakeholders in selected towns and cities to explore issues related to the delivery, finance, governance, planning, design, management and long term stewardship of the UK’s garden cities and new towns.
Residents of Cumbernauld are being asked to participate in the research via an online survey, ahead of the July 17th deadline.
The launch of online surveys came after a Stage 1 Report was published in December 2014. In the report, overviews of the Garden City and New Towns Story was produced, with data from the New Towns themselves offering up a snapshot of the state of the communities today.
Stage 2 of the Association’s project is using selected New Town case studies, of which Cumbernauld is one, and Letchworth Garden City to explore what the experience of inhabitants.
The information provided and conclusions drawn from the research might help inform a new programme of Garden Cities in the United Kingdom within the years to come.
The Town and Country Planning Association is asking residents of Cumbernauld to participate in their online survey ahead of tomorrow.
“This survey is designed to provide a snapshot of views from people who live and work in the case study new towns, so that we might find out what you like and dislike about living or working in a new town,” a spokesperson for the Association explained.
The spokesperson added: “As a new programme of Garden Cities and New Towns looks increasingly likely, it is important to learn the lessons – good and bad – from what has been done before.
“The TCPA has launched 'An Introduction to the UK's New Towns and Garden Cities'. This report is the first in a two-stage project looking at those lessons, providing an overview of the Garden City and New Towns Story, and using the latest data from the New Towns themselves, offering up a snapshot of the state of these communities today.
“The 'New Towns & Garden Cities: Lessons for Tomorrow' project is sponsored by David Lock Associates, the Lady Margaret Patterson Osborn Trust and the Planning Exchange Foundation.”
People wishing to participate in the survey can do so by clicking here.
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