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Green infrastructure plan to join the dots in North Maryhill

August 17 2021

Green infrastructure plan to join the dots in North Maryhill

Glasgow City Council has prepared a green infrastructure plan for North Maryhill that stresses flood prevention and active travel routes to improve connections, natural habitats and kerb appeal on land on either side of Maryhill Road.

Stretching from Gilsochill in the north to Maryhill Locks in the south the green corridor will transform an area dominated by substandard housing by developing new mixed tenure communities with strengthened links to the Forth & Clyde Canal and the River Kelvin.

The green infrastructure plan is being led by erz and will emphasise improved landscaping and green spaces in an area dominated by low-quality open ground and dereliction.

To achieve this challenging topography (including gradients steeper than 1 in 5) will be tackled to limit barriers to movement and introduce new crossing points over existing road, rail and canal routes.

Councillor Ruari Kelly, commented: “Our ambitious plans will see vacant and derelict sites turned into the vibrant new neighbourhoods which Maryhill’s residents deserve, with open green spaces and better links for walking, cycling and wheeling. Too many pockets of Glasgow’s north have lain derelict and abandoned for too long, but giving these sites new purpose for residential, community, economic and recreational use is a priority we’re delivering on."

The authority will now investigate funding options to make good on these pledges and develop detailed plans for specific interventions, maintaining the momentum of recent schemes such as a self-build pilot project at Bantaskin Street.  

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