Gardens in Glasgow – Westbourne Gardens, West End

This is a beautiful, functional place in the West End of Glasgow, and is yet again, a wonderful example of Victorian planning when they built just so much of Glasgow in the late 19th century.

Various shots of Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow

Westbourne Gardens happens to be situated in a conservation area (The Glasgow West Conservation Area) and subsequently has high house prices, but also with strict rules / laws that apply. To state:

Conservation areas were first introduced by the Civic Amenities Act 1967. The Planning (Listen Buildings and Conservation Area) (Scotland) Act 1997 provides the current legislative framework for the designation of conservation areas. A conservation area is defined in the Act as “an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”.

All planning authorities are required by this Act to determine which parts of their area merits conservation area status. Glasgow currently has 22 (I believe it has increased to 25?) conservation areas varying in character from the city centre and Victorian residential suburbs to a rural village and former country estate.

CB

Author: shylustig

wandering, traveling, observing things

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: