A public consultation has been launched over the increasing number of tall buildings in Glasgow.

Residents are being urged to have their say from today about architecture int he city and on its fringes.

This is in response to the council facing pressure to produce a large number of high buildings.

There are a range of views on tall buildings, with many people proposing that they can help reduce sprawl, increase density, and provide opportunities for refurbishment and re-use of existing spaces.

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However others suggest that they are inherently unsustainable, with a greater consumption of more materials, energy, and resources than lower-rise buildings, and create social and environmental problems.

Now this public consultation will be a key factor in the determination of planning applications and will run until the end of September.

With the trend to add additional height to repurposed buildings, and the move to the re-densification and re-population of the city centre, it became clear that further design guidance was necessary.

The tall buildings design guidance was considered earlier this year at meetings hosted by the Glasgow Design Panel and attended by architects, designers, and developers.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Convener for Neighbourhood Assets and Services at Glasgow City Council said: “New tall buildings are an increasing feature of Glasgow, particularly where increased density will help us grow the city centre population.

“With more proposed and in the pipeline, we are refining the planning and design guidance so that these buildings are located and designed in the best way for the city.

“We want as many people as possible to take part in this consultation to help shape this guidance and ensure that the city meets the needs of Glaswegians today and can rise to the challenges yet to come.”

This consultation can be found at here.