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Public consultation on Glasgow area regeneration launched

Councillors are seeking views on plans to regenerate the High Street and Saltmarket area.

Council chiefs are to ask the public about the regeneration of a historic quarter which is home to Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis and Glasgow Green.

The historic High Street/Saltmarket quarter – which also houses the Provand’s Lordship, the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and the Tollbooth Steeple – is a “regeneration priority” for Glasgow City Council.

A working group has been formed to develop a five-year action plan to enhance High Street, Saltmarket and the surrounding areas.

It aims to support the heritage strategy for the area, promote it as a visitor destination and capitalise on its medieval history and historical assets.

Councillor Angus Millar, depute city convener for inclusive economic growth at Glasgow City Council, said: “The High Street and Saltmarket area is one with a rich heritage and enormous potential, but there is a widespread feeling that the area has not been given the attention or recognition it deserves as the historic heart of Glasgow.

“With the right investment and approach, it can be restored to its traditional role as an important centre for Glasgow and the High Street action plan identifies a range of key priorities and opportunities to revitalise and champion the area.”

The authority is ask people's views on the regeneration of the High Street/Saltmarket area (Danny Lawson PA)

Other aspirations include calls for more bespoke businesses and unique traders as well as increasing footfall in the area.

The consultation, which begins on March 26, will last until May 6.

Mr Millar added: “We would like everyone with a stake or interest in the High Street and Saltmarket’s future to take part in this consultation, put forward their thoughts and ideas, and help us deliver a future worthy of its history.”


From Belfast Telegraph