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Glasgow council to regenerate nine districts in the city centre

Nine districts in Glasgow City Centre has already or will have a District Regeneration Framework (DRF), with a ten-year project agreed in the St Enoch area. 

The DRF for each district will outline the various short and long-term actions that the council hopes will bring about economic, environmental and social improvements to the ara.

The DRF’s are each created with input from local communities, organisations and a wide range of stakeholders.

The council has recently agreed on a plan to regenerate the St Enoch area, over 5,500 people were directly involved in this consultation.

The St Enoch area was described in the consultation as being car-dominated, secluded and lacking in street life and activity.

There is also a lack of green space in the area, with many of the consultees observing that:  ‘The streets are unattractive.’

The ten-year project will, therefore, work to improve this directed, by improving the competitiveness in the area and working to integrate it with the surrounding areas.

Work will also be done to reduce car dependency, making space for nature which will, as a result, make the city more attractive.

The project also outlines plans to create an event space in the heart of St Enoch with the hope that this will attract new visitors to the area.

In related news, earlier this year, Glasgow City Council 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.

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