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AMBITIOUS proposals for the regeneration of the centre of Glasgow over the next decade will soon go out to public consultation.
A 10-year regeneration plan has been drawn up, which includes taking cars away from the city centre, the redesign of George Square and revamping Hielanman’s Umbrella.
It could also see more trees, a ‘green’ pedestrian loop linking George Square and Blythswood Square with the planned riverside park and work to preserve historic buildings.
Ideas include new canopies on city centre streets to keep people out of the rain, more art in public spaces and improving the nightlife and cultural offering, with suggestions such as a night cinema and opening up a rooftop for parties.
These photos show how two Glasgow streets – West George Street and Bothwell Street – could have changed by 2030. The future of the ‘heart of the city’, which includes the two major rail stations, Buchanan Street, George Square and parts of Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, has been laid out in the draft Central District Regeneration Framework.
It is one of nine frameworks being produced for city centre districts. Councillors are expected to back the launch of a 10-week consultation, starting on December 6, at a meeting on Thursday.
Delivering the framework will require a “truly collaborative partnership between all stakeholders”, the council says.
The plan outlines how the number of cars in the city centre will be reduced. The M8 could become an inner city ring relief road, with no through-traffic in the city centre.
‘Edge of city centre’ parking would be introduced, with ideas