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Cardowan by Stepps

The Commission has conducted a review of the boundary between North Lanarkshire council area and Glasgow City council area at Cardowan by Stepps. This review was in line with the Ministerial Direction made to the Commission by Scottish Ministers in March 2008 to review this boundary. The stages of a review of an administrative area by the Commission are set out in legislation, and are summarised on the Reviews in Progress page.

This review began when the Commission decided that a review was required at its meeting of April 2008. The Commission agreed its Initial Proposals for the boundary in May 2008. The Commission then wrote to the two affected local authorities, seeking representations on the Initial Proposals. In October, the Commission considered the representations received from the local authorities, and agreed to publish the Initial Proposals as its Provisional Proposals for public consultation. That consultation period began on 31 October 2008, and lasted until 30 January 2009 - a period of 13 weeks.

At its meeting of February 2009, the Commission concluded that a Local Inquiry was not required for the Cardowan review, adopted its Provisional Proposals as its Final Recommendations, and agreed to submit its report containing its Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers. That report was published on 26 March 2009.

Scottish Ministers laid an Order before the Scottish Parliament implementing the Commission's recommendations. The Scottish Parliament approved that Order, with the boundary changes taking effect on 1 April 2010.

As part of the review, the Commission placed copies of the Provisional Proposals and Final Recommendations at display points agreed with local authorities. The display points were:

  • Stepps Library, 10 Blenheim Avenue, Stepps, Glasgow, G33 6FH
  • North Lanarkshire Council Offices, Civic Centre, Motherwell, ML1 1AB
  • The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9JW
  • Riddrie Library, 1020 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 2QS
  • Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU

In addition, the Commission put a public notice in local newspapers, distributed a News Release, and wrote to MSPs, MPs, and community councils.

The documents relating to the implementation of the review, and those that were placed at the display points in support of the review are available here:

Implementation Statutory Instrument SSI 2009/368
Final report File icon (0.8 MB)
Final Recommendations Covering letter File icon (0.1 MB)
Public notice File icon (0.1 MB)
News release File icon (0.1 MB)
Final report File icon (0.8 MB)
Map File icon (16.6 MB)
Provisional Proposals Covering letter File icon (0.1 MB)
Public notice File icon (0.1 MB)
News release File icon (0.1 MB)
Statement File icon (0.1 MB)
Statement - flowchart of review process File icon (0.1 MB)
Map File icon (14.9 MB)
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