The Commission has conducted an administrative area review of the boundary between Glasgow City council area and North Lanarkshire council area at Cardowan, Stepps.
We decided to undertake this review following a number of requests from local residents, to the east of Dewar Road, at Cardowan. The residents argued that they had stronger ties with North Lanarkshire council area and felt they were disadvantaged by being in a different council area from neighbours in the same development.
We consulted on our proposals with Glasgow Council and North Lanarkshire Council from 15 November 2016 until January 2017. Both Councils responded to the consultation and both raised issues concerning the amendment of the council area boundary.
We held a 12 week public consultation on our proposals from 15 June until 6 September 2017. We wrote to all residents in the development (east of Dewar Road) and other interested stakeholders. We issued a press release and placed a public notice in the Metro newspaper announcing the start of the consultation. Our proposals were also available to view at Moodiesburn Library, Springburn Library and Learning Centre and Stepps Library.
The Commission considered responses to the consultations when it met on 4 December 2017 and agreed to adopt its proposals as its final recommendations for the revision of the boundary between Glasgow City council area and North Lanarkshire council area at Cardowan.
We submitted our Report to Scottish Ministers on 20 April 2018. Scottish Ministers decide whether to implement the recommendations.
Scottish Ministers agreed to adopt the Commission’s recommendations, to amend the boundary between Glasgow City council area and North Lanarkshire council area at Cardowan. Order SSI 2018/308 was laid in the Scottish Parliament on 25 October 2018 and came into force on 1 April 2019.
We previously conducted a review in this area in 2008; further information on this review is available here.