PUBLIC consultation is to take place over plans for the regeneration of the Broomielaw area of Glasgow city centre.
Proposals in a draft regeneration framework include:
— A world-class river park along both banks of the Clyde
— An examination of the benefits and negative impacts of the M8 motorway on the area
— Establishing a vibrant mixed-use riverfront community featuring high-quality contemporary design
— Creating new public and green spaces
— Instilling a collaborative approach to attracting investment and funding.
Challenges in Broomielaw include few quality public spaces, sparse and piecemeal residential development, the M8 separating the district from the West End, an under-developed night-time economy and car domination. Authorities also say that parts of the riverside are under-utilised.