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Clyde Gateway is to receive £2.8 million from the Green Infrastructure Fund as a contribution to what will be a £7.1 million investment in parklands in Rutherglen and on the south side of Glasgow.

The Green Infrastructure Fund is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage and has the aim of improving the quality, accessibility and quantity of green space in major towns and cities while tackling social and economic issues around poor health and inequalities. The funding provided to Clyde Gateway will support two key strategic projects, one of which will see a large extension of the popular Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, while the other will result in a major upgrade of the open space that currently forms Toryglen Park.

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: “I am delighted that we are now in a position to invest more than £7million on extending and improving the greenspace provision within our communities, adding to our extensive efforts to bring new businesses and jobs to the area.

“Clyde Gateway has gained a deserved reputation for managing and delivering all sorts of high-quality projects over the past decade and our track record has enabled us to become very adept in making successful applications to a variety of funding bodies, many of which are making their first ever investments in our communities.

“This is certainly the case with the Green Infrastructure Fund and it is fantastic news that our two bids have been supported to the tune of £2.8million, a significant sum which represents more than one-third of the total amount available for projects across Scotland.

“In broad terms, it means we, along with our partners including South Lanarkshire Council, will be spending a further £3.9 million at Cuningar Loop. This is in addition to the previously announced £2.4 million costs of a new community building inside the park, close to the existing entrance on Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen and which is on schedule to open in the summer of 2020, all of which takes the total investment over the years to more than £15 million.

“Toryglen Park will benefit from an overall investment of £3.2 million, delivered in conjunction with a number of important partners, including Glasgow City Council and Sustrans, the national organisation that aims to increase cycling and walking activities across the country.

“There is still a long way to go in terms of bringing these two important projects to fruition, but we are already making progress having appointed the best possible design teams, who have been charged with realising the wishes and ambitions of the community.

“The first major task will be to obtain all the relevant and necessary planning applications, and, all being well, the hope is that all works can be completed and open to the public within the next three years.”

Published Date: 7th August 2019
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