Plans to de­velop Shaw­field area

Clyde Gate­way’s all set to move ahead

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Jonathan Ged­des

A fur­ther re­de­vel­op­ment of the Shaw­field area has been pro­posed.

Clyde Gate­way is set to sub­mit a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the area.

The move comes on the back of a com­mu­nity en­gage­ment ex­er­cise held last week in the Glen­cairn so­cial club to which all busi­ness own­ers and oc­cu­piers had been in­vited to hear of the re­gen­er­a­tion agency’s aims.

Phase two of Clyde Gate­way’s plans for the area are fo­cused on a 30 hectare site, ad­ja­cent to the M74 and bounded by Glas­gow Road.

Jim Clark, the se­nior man­ager for com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Clyde Gate­way said: “It was pleas­ing that the key play­ers turned up to meet the staff and spe­cial­ist ad­vi­sors from the Shaw­field project team who were at the so­cial club through­out the day and into the early evening.

“We were able to share de­tails of the ex­tent of the work we are seek­ing to carry out over the com­ing years which will in­clude re­me­di­at­ing the site to deal with the tox­ins left over from the op­er­a­tions of the for­mer White’s chem­i­cal fac­tory.

“We also plan to in­vest heav­ily in in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments in­clud­ing the con­struc­tion of a new spine road to im­prove ac­cess, some­thing we see as essen­tial to achieve the full po­ten­tial of the site in terms of in­vest­ment and at­tract­ing new jobs.”

Phase one of Clyde Gate­way’s plans is near­ing com­ple­tion, with the first oc­cu­piers at new of­fice com­plex Red Tree Ma­genta set to have moved in by the sum­mer.

Mr Clark added: “It was sat­is­fy­ing that those who came along were broadly sup­port­ive of our short and longer-term as­pi­ra­tions and there were a num­ber of very help­ful and in­ter­est­ing com­ments and ob­ser­va­tions which we will be tak­ing on board in pre­par­ing our sub­mis­sion to South La­nark­shire Coun­cil.

“I would like to thank ev­ery­one for their con­tri­bu­tions on the day and it is our in­ten­tion to keep the busi­nesses and oc­cu­piers ap­praised of progress if, in due course, we re­ceive plan­ning per­mis­sion and make a start on site.”

De­vel­op­ment The pro­posed site for Clyde Gate­way’s sec­ond phase

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