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November 30 2020

Toryglen woodland retreat takes root

16 hectares of derelict land at Toryglen, Glasgow, is to be transformed into a £3.3m woodland adventure park by Clyde Gateway and Urban Roots.

Malls Mire is to be delivered by landscape contractor Idverde as a follow-up to the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park and will include play areas, wetland, footpaths and cycle tracks around Prospecthill Circus.

Residents will gain access to an outdoor gym, bike pump track and an art trail on their doorstep, offering direct access to the existing community woodland and nature reserve.

Alison Thewliss MP, chair of Clyde Gateway, said: “This investment in green space will provide facilities for outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play and is in addition to the fantastic improvements already secured by the Toryglen community and its partners which are resulting in the transformation of the area."

Francesca Osowska, NatureScot chief executive, added: “In addition to providing a haven for the local and wider community, the creation of this green space will also help to boost biodiversity, increase active travel, reduce flooding, improve climate resilience and contribute to the green recovery that is so vital following the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The woodland resource is supported by the ERDF Green Infrastructure Fund, Glasgow City Council and Sustrans with completion expected by summer 2021. 

Green infrastructure will be brought to the doorstep of Prospecthill Circus residents
Green infrastructure will be brought to the doorstep of Prospecthill Circus residents

2 Comments

Fat Bloke on Tour
#1 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 30 Nov 2020 at 17:25 PM
Naw -- middle class make work scheme.
How many football pitches will be lost to this collection of oxygen thieves trying to justify their existence?

£3.3mill is a disgrace -- start at £330K and work your way up.

6 guys and a couple of vans would have this sorted over the summer.

We do not need to transform we just need to tidy.
Alf
#2 Posted by Alf on 1 Dec 2020 at 08:52 AM
FBOT - there aren't any football pitches there anymore, haven't been for about 20 years, maybe less.

In my opinion, Cuningar Loop is good so another scheme similar to that would be beneficial to the area. There is a lot of redundant ground that has been sitting untouched for years (save for the new builds near the Asda).

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