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Glasgow unveils major regeneration plans for north of city

Glasgow City Council has unveiled plans for the regeneration of Cowlairs, in the north of the city, with 850 new homes and a new park.

The authority says the plans complement planned housing-led regeneration in neighbouring areas including Sighthill, Port Dundas, Hamiltonhill and Ruchill, which will see the building of 3,200 new homes in total along and near the canal corridor.

As well as new homes, the plans include a park, a central boulevard and urban cross to ‘establish an identity’ for the area, commercial and community facilities, green and water space, an active travel network and better connections to surrounding communities.

They also say the new homes will maximise the use of the Passivhaus standard to delivers low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling.

Cowlairs is a 30 hectares site with good views across Glasgow and is made up of former tenement housing land; the former Cowlairs Park; and the former St Theresa’s Primary School.

Cllr Greg Hepburn, chair of the Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm City Policy Committee, said: ‘For far too long, neighbourhoods on the periphery and to the north of the city centre have been forgotten or abandoned

‘But our plans for Cowlairs are a real signal of our intent that North Glasgow will again become home to flourishing new communities: people living in the state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient homes reconnected to neighbouring areas and with the city’s social and economic life.

‘Right next door in Sighthill you can clearly see one of the biggest regeneration projects of its type in Europe gathering apace. It has really unlocked the potential for the whole area around the canal. In just a few short years Glaswegians will see new homes, new neighbourhoods and a new North Glasgow.’

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