George Square redesign plans get the thumbs down from local Twitter users

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George Square: Benches seem to be missing from most of the designs.© STV

It's early days in the consultation on new plans for George Square, but already locals have been having their say online.

The six shortlisted designs went on display on Wednesday, with a winner due to be announced on 18 January.

Twitter users were quick to have their say this morning. We've posted most of the responses we've had to @STVGlasgow below, and will add more as they come in.

You can vote for your favourite on the STV Glasgow Facebook gallery.

We also went out with the camera earlier to get the first impressions of people passing through the square. Some of the people we met compared the designs to similar spaces in Toronto and Barcelona.

Robert Florence, the comedian behind hit show Burnistoun, pointed out a lack of greenery in the designs:

Local DJ Robin Galloway told us:

Kate Costigan wasn't impressed:

Laura (@RedDee85) was keen on the options with less water and more open space:

Ross Macdonald and Kirstin Hutchinson are also in the 'less water' camp:

Alison Campbell misses the old design:

Sandy Sneddon is among those backing design numbers five and six, albeit not very enthusiastically, which seems to be the consensus so far:

SNP councillor David Turner has his say:

His party colleague Martin Docherty adds that the flowerbeds are listed…

…and urges local people to get involved in the consultation process:

Graeme Hendry, a councillor for the Garscadden and Scotstounhill ward, sums up his views over two Tweets:

Mhairi Hunter wants more benches in the design...

...as does Craig Albert:

David Meikle, a Conservative councillor for Pollokshields, wants green spaces to return to the square:

Jenni Hendry said she would rather see the money spent elsewhere:

Considering the weather, David Macdonald suggested Glasgow doesn't need more water:

Another Tweeter seeking some greenery, Cathy McRorie also goes for design number six:

Unimpressed, James Chalmers can only find one design he would like to see:

The tartan paving design doesn't sit well with local photographer Michael McGurk:

There's a more enthusiastic response to the tartan design from Alison Munro Lees:

The brief burst of enthusiasm was short-lived, however, as @DementedBonxie despairs:

@Shell_568 and Linda McGarrigle are among those against any revamp, calling for the money to be spent elsewhere:

Andy Coyle of the STV Sport team has come up with his own design, complete with a bakery, Laserquest and a protest area:

Local librarian Anabel Marsh would rather see the money spent along the Clyde:

City-based lawyer Aamer Anwar is not a fan either:

The council says it will consider all responses to this online survey before announcing a winning design on 18 January.

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