The park will be created on a derelict greenfield site in the middle of the 800-acre regeneration area.

It is expected to cost £2m – part of a £2.6bn investment in the regeneration of Glasgow’s rundown East End, with £248m coming from public funds and the rest expected from private investors.

As well as providing an estimated 21,000 jobs by 2026, the project is aimed at improving living conditions in the area, with cycling paths, nature reserves and horse-riding areas planned for the park.

Communities minister Malcolm Chisholm said of the Clyde Regeneration project: “A huge amount of energy and resources are now committed by the Executive, Communities Scotland and all our partners to make the regeneration of the Gateway a great success story that all Scotland can be proud of.”

Eddie McAvoy, leader of South Lanarkshire Council, one of the partners in the regeneration effort, said: “Derelict and contaminated land, which has in the past been viewed as a blight on the Clyde Gateway area, is in reality an untapped resource and this new partnership gives us the opportunity to start using that resource; investment and hard work can turn such areas into a valuable community facilities, desirable sites for housing or market leading business locations.

“In addition the Partnership will provide a vehicle for the continuing regeneration of the communities within the Gateway area with the support and involvement of those communities.”

For more information on the Clyde Gateway see here.

Goska Romanowicz

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