Million pound makeover for Shawlands

SHAWLANDS is set for a £3.3 million makeover over the next five years as Glasgow city council approves the town centre action plan.

The executive committee agreed on the scheme today, following a 2009 public consultation on what improvements could be made to the area.

The findings generated over 1,200 responses and a document was created based on the results – this will now be used in an effort to address the issues facing Shawlands.

The plan recommends a number of improvements to place management, public spaces, streets, buildings and the role of businesses in making Shawlands a more vibrant place.

Bailie Liz Cameron, executive member for jobs and economy, said: “Shawlands town centre is undoubtedly one of our premier civic centres, a favourite destination for both shoppers and those using its renowned bars and restaurants.

“The council has joined with local people and businesses in recent times to create a plan that can take Shawlands forward over the next five years, and I believe this action plan marks the beginning of a very exciting period for the area”.

Full story in next week’s edition of The Extra.

What would you like to see improved in Shawlands and the surrounding area? Share your thoughts by emailing gillian.loney@jpress.co.uk and they could be used in next week’s paper.