City Deal group agree to man­i­festo

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Glas­gow City Re­gion City Deal have agreed to de­velop a man­i­festo for eco­nomic devel­op­ment and growth

Lead­ers of eight lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, in­clud­ing South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, also agreed to take on re­spon­si­bil­ity for fo­cus­ing on new pri­or­ity ar­eas of work that they say will help de­liver the 28,000 new jobs the City Deal is ex­pected to de­liver for the re­gion.

The £1.13bn City Deal has al­ready led to the start of con­struc­tion on the con­tro­ver­sial Cathkin Re­lief Road. It will also be used to help fund a com­mu­nity growth area in New­ton.

Coun­cil­lor Frank McAveety, leader of Glas­gow City Coun­cil and chair of the City Deal cab­i­net, also re­vealed new brand­ing for the project.

He said:“The Glas­gow City Re­gion City Deal is fun­da­men­tally about jobs and pros­per­ity for all of the com­mu­ni­ties we serve.

“It’s much more than just an in­fra­struc­ture project - it’s about im­prov­ing lives and pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for ev­ery­one who lives and works here, or who does busi­ness here.

“The Glas­gow City Re­gion is the eco­nomic pow­er­house of Scot­land so we want to be at the fore­front of shap­ing and lead­ing the long-term fu­ture of the area.

“Our cab­i­net speaks with a sin­gle voice and that’s re­flected in our new brand, which cap­tures the unity of pur­pose and strength our com­bined au­thor­i­ties rep­re­sent.

“We’ll de­liver a man­i­festo later this year which will set out our as­pi­ra­tions for how we want the City Re­gion to max­imise its eco­nomic po­ten­tial.”

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