Glasgow puts people first in 2050 vision
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November 8 2019
Glasgow City Council has embarked on an ambitious masterplan which seeks to set out a roadmap for the city’s evolution over the coming three decades, with people placed front and centre of the vision.
A raft of ambitious goals are laid out in consultation documents including an upgrade of High Street Station in anticipation of it forming a northern terminus for the UK high-speed rail network and the transformation of King Street car park into a significant new public space.
Other initiatives include decking over the M8 at Charing Cross and improvements to George Square with the common goal of encouraging a repopulation of the city centre by improving connections and green spaces while curtailing traffic.
At present, just 20,000 people are living in central areas but the council has aspirations to see this double over the masterplan period.
The draft strategic development framework states: “The city centre is on a journey of incremental transformation to become a more prosperous, healthier, greener, more inclusive and sustainable city. This transformation must accelerate and become more connected and holistic if to be sustainable in the long term.”
Comments are invited on the framework through to January 2020.
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