City Deal group agree to manifesto
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.”
Protest The Cathkin Relief Road has proved controversial